Republican National Convention Announces Partial Speakers List

Many prominent Republicans are not showing up.

ByVERONICA STRACQUALURSI
July 14, 2016, 7:32 AM

— -- Republican National Convention CEO Jeff Larson today announced a preliminary list of speakers at the four-day convention in Cleveland that kicks off Monday.

The list includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, among others. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said members of his family will also deliver remarks.

The partial list:

Pastor Mark Burns Phil Ruffin Rep. Ryan ZinkePat SmithMark Geist John Tiegen Rep. Michael McCaul Sheriff David Clarke Rep. Sean Duffy Darryl Glenn Sen. Tom Cotton Karen Vaughn Gov. Mike Huckabee Mayor Rudy Giuliani Melania TrumpSen. Joni Ernst Kathryn Gates-Skipper Marcus Luttrell Dana White Gov. Asa HutchinsonArkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Michael MukaseyAndy Wist Sen. Jeff Sessions Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Alex Smith House Speaker Paul RyanRep. Kevin McCarthyKerry WoolardSen. Shelley Moore Capito Dr. Ben CarsonRepublican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Sharon DayNatalie GulbisKimberlin BrownAntonio Sabato Jr.Peter ThielEileen CollinsSen. Ted CruzFormer House Speaker Newt GingrichMichelle Van EttenLynne PattonEric TrumpHarold HammRep. Chris CollinsBrock MealerRep. Marsha BlackburnGov. Mary FallinDarrell ScottLisa ShinGov. Rick ScottRepublican National Committee Chairman Reince PriebusTom BarrackIvanka TrumpFlorida Attorney General Pam BondiJerry Falwell Jr.Rabbi Haskel LooksteinChris CoxSen. Mitch McConnellTiffany TrumpGov. Chris ChristieDonald J. Trump Jr.Gov. Scott Walker

According to Larson's press release, "The convention’s theme, 'Make America great again,' will focus on the core themes of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump's campaign: national security, immigration, trade and jobs."

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