Map of the Republican National Convention

2008, 2008 Presidential Campaign, Republican National Convention

The Washington Post examines where states are placed on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

In Denver, the Democrats sat every delegate from a swing state (except for Ohio) in the primo spots. Republicans have drawn the lines a little differently in St. Paul, placing at least three battlegrounds behind party strongholds. But the Republicans went into the game with an advantage: Fewer delegates than the Democrats means everyone but alternates and a few Texans get a seat on the floor.