The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday U.S. Senate nominee Ted Cruz will be the headliner at the party’s upcoming convention in Tampa Bay.

Cruz, a darling of the Tea Party, is the former Texas Solicitor General who won the nomination last Tuesday, beating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Aug. 27-30.

YNN’s Capital Tonight Team will be there bringing you live coverage throughout the week.