Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and California Attorney General Kamala Harris at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April. Both will be tapped Monday to speak at the Democratic National Convention (photo by Lynn Sweet)
WASHINGTON--Mayor Rahm Emanuel and two Massachusetts Democrats who know Mitt Romney--Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Deval Patrick-- are being tapped to speak at the Democratic National Convention next month, officials will announce on Monday. Kerry was the 2004 Democratic nominee. UPDATE MONDAY NIGHT Emanuel speaking Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first night of the convention. END UPDATE
I reported on July 30 that Emanuel would be a convention speaker. Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff, is an Obama campaign co-chair.
Others to added to the roster for the Charlotte convention are California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for a Senate seat from that state.
First Lady Michelle Obama will keynote on Sept. 4, the opening day of the convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena with former President Bill Clinton the headliner the next night. Obama accepts his second Democratic presidential nomination for President on Sept. 6 at Bank of America Stadium.