AP News
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 12:57 PM

It wasn't all politics at the convention. There was time for romance, too.

RNC Production Manager Bradley Thomson, 32, proposed to Laura Bowman, 27, on the convention stage Wednesday morning. Thomson led Bowman onstage, where the screens were filled with pictures of the couple and their dog. Thomson got down on one knee, and Bowman immediately accepted.

She later said that the engagement was a surprise, although she knew something was up. "I thought there was something fishy when he said that there was a sound problem, because there never is," Bowman said.

The couple met in New York and have dated for about two years.

— Julie Mazziotta — Twitter


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