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The (current) official lineup of the GOP convention

August 26, 2012|By Robin Abcarian and Michael A. Memoli

TAMPA, Fla. -- Everyone knows the big names who will be getting face time on the stage of the Republican National Convention this week. The nominees of course. Some of the larger, ahem, Republican governors. And rising party stars.
Plenty of lesser known Republican lights will have a turn as well, and some you might not have expected.
The conservative actress Janine Turner, star of the 1990s TV hit “Northern Exposure,” will speak on Tuesday evening, though not in prime time. (Bonus factoid: Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens wrote a couple of “Northern Exposure” episodes, according to the Internet Movie Database.)
On Thursday, the Romneys’ youngest son, Craig, will address the delegates, just after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, appear together.
Those with a really short attention span may want to reserve Monday for convention viewing. Due to what Romney strategist Russ Schriefer called the “weather event” bearing down on the region -- which everyone else is calling “Isaac” -- the Monday portion of the convention has been severely truncated. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is expected to gavel the session to order, and soon thereafter, gavel it closed.
“It will be a very quick event,” said Schriefer in a call with reporters on Sunday. “If the session lasts more than five minutes I would be surprised.”
Here is the most recent lineup for three days of the Republican convention, though depending on what happens with Isaac, it’s subject to change:
Monday, August 27, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
Call to Order/Start Debt Clocks

2:10 p.m.
Announcement of Recess
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
Color Guard Knights of Columbus
Pledge of Allegiance by former Gov. Tim Babcock (Mont.)/ Tom Hogan (Fla.)
National anthem sung by Philip Alongi
Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
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.)
Rep. Tim Griffin (Ark.)
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 Gov. Bob McDonnell
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Sen. John Hoeven
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States
Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

6:40 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Speaker John A. Boehner
Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, Utah), U.S. congressional candidate
Remarks by Janine Turner
Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
Remarks by Host, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

8:00 p.m.
Remarks by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist
Remarks by Gov. John Kasich (Ohio)
Remarks by Gov. Mary Fallin (Okla.)
Remarks by Gov. Bob McDonnell (Va.), accompanied by Bev Gray
Remarks by Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.)

9:00 p.m.
Remarks by Gov. Brian Sandoval (Nev.)
Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for Delaware Lt. Governor)
Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (Texas)
Remarks by Artur Davis
Remarks by Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.)

10:00 p.m.
Remarks by Luce Vela Fortuño
Remarks by Ann Romney
Remarks by Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.)
Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST)
Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, U.S. Army (Ret.)
National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown
Invocation by Ishwar Singh
Ron Paul Video
Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
Remarks by Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.)
Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

8:00 p.m.
Remarks by Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)
Remarks by Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi (Fla.) and Atty. Gen. Sam Olens (Ga.)
Remarks by Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.)
Remarks by Sen. John Thune (S.D.)
Remarks by Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)

9:00 p.m.
Remarks by Gov. Luis Fortuño (Puerto Rico)
Remarks by Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)
Bush 41, 43 Film
Remarks by Mike Huckabee

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