Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign said Friday that they plan to air a video tribute to Rep. Ron Paul, his former Republican primary rival, during the second night of the Republican National Convention.
The olive branch from the Romney team comes after months of grassroots organizing by Paul's fiercely loyal supporters, some of whom had hoped to nominate the libertarian-leaning congressman on the convention floor.
In a briefing with reporters, a Romney adviser said the Paul tribute on Tuesday will feature "several of his colleagues" who will "give testimony to his principles and his dedication to America."
The Romney adviser said the idea came from Paul advisers who approached the campaign.
"We said absolutely," the Romney adviser said. "Gov. Romney and Congressman Paul, while they certainly disagree on many issues, they have always have had, if you watched the debates this year, you have seen a lot of mutual respect between the two of them."