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First day convention line-up announced



The Republican National Committee released the schedule for Monday's first day of the Republican National Convention, highlighted by primetime remarks from Ann Romney. The first day will include a double session, one starting at 2 p.m. and the evening session starting at 7:45 p.m.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will help welcome conventioneers in the afternoon, along with host committee chairman Al Austin.

Gov. Rick Scott appears scheduled to speak second once the evening session kicks off.

Based on the looks of things, Scott will probably have about five minutes in the spotlight, shortly before 8 p.m. Schedule below:

2:00 pm   Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
               Color Guard
               Pledge of Allegiance
               National Anthem:  The Oak Ridge Boys
               Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees
               Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries
               RNC Chairman Priebus
               RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day
               Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
               Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris
               Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin
               Republican Congressional Candidates
               State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)
               Representative Tim Griffin (AR)
               Republican Senate Candidates
               Republican National Committee auxiliaries
               Consideration of convention committee reports
               RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
               Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan
               Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas
               Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding
               Official Convention Photograph
               Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu
               Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell
               Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Senator John Hoeven
               Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn
               Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States
               Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

7:15 p.m. Recess

7:45 p.m.  Reconvene
                Remarks by Speaker John Boehner
                Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL)
                Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus 
                Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
                Various Speakers
                Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
                To Be Announced
                Remarks by Artur Davis and video
                Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
                Musical Act
                Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
                Remarks by Mike Huckabee
                Remarks by Mrs. Luce' Vela Fortuno
                Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney
                Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.

[Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 12:55pm]


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