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Republican Officials Release Tuesday Convention Schedule

"We Built It" to be the Day's Theme of Convention

Tampa, Fla. - Promising that Tuesday's convention theme "will honor the fact that it is the drive, determination and sacrifice of America's job creators and millions of hard-working American men and women who made the United States the exceptional nation it is," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that Tuesday's theme for the 2012 Republican National Convention will be "We Built It."

At a campaign rally in Roanoke, Virginia, last month, President Obama declared, "if you've got a business, you didn't build that." Priebus said that Tuesday's convention proceedings "will remind America that we are a nation made great not by Washington but by the men and women who summoned the inner drive, discipline and persistent effort to achieve their dreams within the free enterprise system."

Convention CEO William Harris said, "Tuesday's program will highlight America's entrepreneurial strength and our people's incomparable work ethic."

Schedule Announced on Convention Mobile App

As part of its "convention without walls" program to make the convention open and accessible to people across the country, Republican officials also released today the convention schedule for Tuesday, August 28 through the convention's mobile app - Tampa 2012 (http://connect.gopconvention2012.com). Tuesday's schedule includes the keynote address by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

7:30 p.m. Convention convenes

Presentation of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi

Invocation

Video

Remarks by Janine Turner

Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S. congressional candidate

Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum

Segment to be announced

Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist

Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)

Video

Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)

Video

Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray

Video

Segment to be announced

Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)

Videos

Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for DE Lt. Governor)

Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)

Video

Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

Benediction 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/.

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