Kaine to speak at Democratic convention in September

Kaine to speak at Democratic convention in September

Credit: Tim Kaine for Senate Website

Tim Kaine will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in September.

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine,  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick are among prominent Democrats who will speak at the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

The Democratic National Committee released a roster of speakers Monday.  Besides Emanuel, Kaine and Patrick, speakers include Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

The group will join previously announced speakers that include former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic convention.

The convention will be held from Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte.

AP-WF-08-20-12 1605GMT

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