August 06, 2012 at 9:01 am
Former FL Gov. Jeb Bush is among the speakers scheduled to address the Republican National Convention, RNC chair Reince Priebus announced on Tuesday.
Bush is one of four Republicans the RNC said will have speaking slots at the Tampa confab. The other speakers rolled out Tuesday include KY Sen. Rand Paul, OK Gov. Mary Fallin, and Romney primary opponent Rick Santorum. They join seven others, announced Monday, that Priebus said would address the convention.
“Governors Bush and Fallin, and Senators Paul and Santorum are among our party’s most respected leaders, and their participation at the Republican Convention will help generate enthusiasm for Governor Romney’s plans to strengthen our economy,” said convention CEO William Harris in a release.
“There is a lot at stake for us in November and that is why I am proud to support Governor Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States and I look forward to being a part of his nomination at the Republican National Convention in my home state of Florida,” Bush said.
Previously announced speakers include FL Gov. Rick Scott, AZ Sen. John McCain, SC Gov. Nikki Haley, former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee, OH Gov. John Kasich, NM Gov. Susana Martinez and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The RNC has not released the days and times for each speaker. Additional speakers–including the keynote– will be announced in the coming days, Priebus said.