For at least four Republicans, the road to the 2012 GOP national convention starts Saturday.
The convention kicks off Saturday morning at Hilton Charlotte University Place. More than 350 delegates are expected to recommend two delegates (and two alternates) from the 9th Congressional District to the GOP convention in Tampa.
Those recommendations will go to the district convention in Matthews on April 21. The state convention takes place in June in Greensboro.
North Carolina's 55 national convention delegates will be apportioned based on candidate performance in the May 8 primary.