Mark Warner to Give DNC Keynote Speech
Sen. Hillary Clinton will be one of four speakers on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
The convention keynote speaker, who will also be speaking Tuesday, has just been announced. It's former Governor Mark Warner.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama's rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, is also scheduled to speak that night, Aug. 26. But Warner is being given the plum position, according to an e-mail that Obama campaign adviser Mike Henry sent to Virginia supporters late Tuesday.
Other newly announced speakers: Michelle Obama's brother will introduce her on Monday night. Nancy Pelosi, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, will also speak Monday.
Each night has a theme: [More...]
The opening night theme is "One Nation." The Tuesday night theme is "Renewing America's Promise," while Wednesday's is "Securing America's Future," with an acceptance speech by Obama's still-unannounced vice presidential candidate.
The theme for Aug. 28, the night Obama formally accepts the nomination at the Denver Broncos' football stadium, is "Change You Can Believe In." Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will be among speakers that night.
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