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VP candidate Ryan, Jeb Bush, McCain and Bondi to speak at RNC on Wednesday night



The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced the line up of speakers for the third night of his party's convention on Wednesday, Aug. 29. And the speeches will center on the theme, "We Can Change It."

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will give the keynote address. Also on the speakers list: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"We want to remind Americans that we don't have to settle for four more years of high unemployment, low pay and deep debt," Priebus said via a news release.  "We will devote Wednesday night to showing the country that Mitt Romney's 'Plan for a Stronger Middle Class' will restore our country as the best place in the world to find a job, start a business or hire a worker."

Here is the full schedule for the session scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 (speakers and times subject to change):

Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
Performance by Beau Davidson
Segment to be announced
Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
Remarks by Governor Jeb Bush (FL)
Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)
Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)
Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:23pm]


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