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U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack IV to address Republican National Convention

TAMPA — Nominated by Florida Republicans on Tuesday to run for the Senate, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV was named Wednesday morning as one of the headline speakers schedule to address his party's national convention in Tampa Aug. 27–30.

Mack was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004.

"I am proud to be able to represent Florida and be a part of officially nominating Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States," Mack was quoted as saying in a news release prepared by the committee in charge of convention arrangements. "The American people are demanding change, and change is on its way."

Other speakers announced Wednesday included:

• Artur Davis: Alabama congressman from 2003 to 2011 who was the first member of Congress not from Illinois to endorse President Obama in 2008. Davis, then a Democrat, seconded the official nomination of Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He recently announced he is joining the Republican Party and supporting Mitt Romney.

• Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: Elected in 2007, he carried all of the state's 64 parishes when he was reelected 2011. A former U.S. Congressman, Jindal led the state's response to the catastrophic oil spill in the gulf in 2010.

• Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: Chairman of the Republican Governors Association and the Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions, commonly known as the Platform Committee.

• U.S. Sen. Rob Portman: A former congressman, he carried 82 of Ohio's 88 counties when elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He is also a former U.S. trade representative and former director of the Office of Management and Budget.

U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack IV to address Republican National Convention 08/16/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:08am]
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