WASHINGTON--The Republican convention kicks off next Monday in Tampa and Ann Romney delivers the keynote address. First Lady Michelle Obama is the headliner at the first night of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 4
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Republican Officials release Monday Convention Schedule
"We Can Do Better" to be First Night Theme of Convention
Tampa, Fla. - Asserting that "Republicans reject the notion that America's 'new normal' consists of 42 months of deep unemployment and greater debt," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that the theme of the Republican National Committee's first night will be "We Can Do Better."
"Americans know we can do better than joblessness, poverty and debt," said Priebus. "This convention will present our vision for a brighter, better future and it will lay out an optimistic, achievable plan to make it happen."
"Probably no four words could better sum up the conclusion that is shared by millions of Americans as they look back on the past four years," said Convention CEO William Harris. "We can do better than this, and the country knows it."
Schedule Announced on Convention Mobile App
As part of its "convention without walls" program to make the convention open and accessible, Republican officials also released today the convention schedule for Monday, August 27 through the convention's mobile app - Tampa 2012 (http://connect.gopconvention2012.com). Featured speakers for Monday include Ann Romney.
2:00 pm Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
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)
Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
To Be Announced
Remarks by Artur Davis and video
Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
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.
About the 2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com, visit our website www.GOPConvention2012.com and check out our official blog, Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/.