RIVALS EVERYWHERE

Associated Press

Tampa is hopping with presidential candidates — the former kind. They're literally running into each other.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain, two also-ran Republicans, spent a good five minutes catching up in the convention center ahead of separate radio interviews. Bachmann straightened Cain's coat collar before they posed together for what he called "the shot of the convention."

Here's the caption Cain offered: "We ain't mad. We support Mitt and Ryan."

Also making the rounds Tuesday was former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was holding "Newt U" sessions at a downtown hotel all week.

— Brian Bakst — Twitter http://twitter.com/Stowydad

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