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Many pro-life names among first announced speakers at Republican National Convention

by | Aug 6, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus

By the time you read this post, it may already have been updated. But that won’t change the thrust of what has come out of the first round of speakers announced for the August 27-30 Republican national convention: the roster is brimming with pro-lifers.

They include South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez,   Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.

There are a flock of other names which no doubt will be gradually released over the next three weeks.

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said in announcing the headliners, whom he called “some of our party’s brightest stars, who have governed and led effectively and admirably in their respective roles,” that the keynote speaker and others will be named closer to the beginning of the four-day event.

Of course the release of the names was swept up into the bigger speculation of whom pro-life former Gov. Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate.

The Associated Press, for example, noted that “Those not on the list, and presumably in the running for running mate, include: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.”

On the other hand because the Romney campaign has been very closemouthed about who his vice presidential running mate will be, it is entirely possible his selection is not among these nine names.

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