Partial list of Democratic convention speakers released
August 31st, 2012
12:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Partial list of Democratic convention speakers released

(CNN) - An hour after Mitt Romney stepped off of his party's convention stage, crowned as the Republican presidential nominee, organizers of the Democratic convention announced several speakers who will appear onstage in Charlotte, North Carolina next week.

The partial lineup released Friday highlights Democratic women, Latinos, African-Americans, and congressional leaders.

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The convention speaker list includes Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former White House Chief of Staff; and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.

Earlier this week, convention organizers announced that Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. Barbara Lee of California would participate in revealing the party's platform.

Among the speakers announced Friday are House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the convention announced.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Charlie Gonzalez, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, and Judy Chu, who is among the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, will also speak, the convention announced.

Pelosi will speak for House Democrats and lead a presentation of House Democratic women, the convention announced.

Among those in the presentation are Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, Rep. Nydia Velasquez of New York, Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland.

The presentation will also include two congressional candidates: Joyce Beatty of Ohio and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. nonya

    OMG! Big mistake trotting out the wild-eyed Pelosi, and the most liberal people - and the boring Harry Reid,
    The RNC had a line up of young and upcoming stars and the DNC will have these much dis-liked ilk?
    Come on DNC, you better get you act together to compete with the Republican line up.

    August 31, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  2. The Duke

    Where's Tony Rezco and Jeremiah Wright and Bill Aires?

    August 31, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    If the Dems have half a brain, they'll display giant-size images of charts showing FACTS like GROWTH in GDP, JOBS, and the Stock Markets.

    Maybe show how the repugs filibustered any progress as soon as they got 41 votes in the Senate!

    Maybe show Mitch McConnell saying the repugs main job is making Obama a one term President!

    In other words, show how our Pres. Was doing a great job, until the repugs got in the way,

    And, BTW, tell how the House repugs stopped any jobs bill while wasting 2 Years of potential recovery,

    August 31, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  4. RS

    The Lie and Blame convention. Should be quite depressing.

    August 31, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  5. Bill from GA

    And Nancy, ol girl, Please step down as Speaker,
    Give the gavel to someone else for the next ... Years.

    August 31, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  6. jondavis

    I hope they include Barbara Mikulski. She is a dynamo. She gives a great speech.

    August 31, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  7. Bill from GA

    Nancy, I like that pic.
    You look like Mick Jagger!!

    August 31, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  8. Bozzie

    Yuk

    August 31, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  9. John Snyder

    What? No Al Sharpton...no Andrea Mitchell? Just the usual band of grievance laden idiots. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    August 31, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  10. Pat

    Reid and pelosi???? I think I just had some throwup come up into my mouth.

    August 31, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  11. Knoll

    Why won't you report on what the DNC will be about? It will be about pro-abortion, pro-Islam, & pro-gay marriage. What else can they run on ? I hope Christian Americans watch the DNC to see what it has become. It is hard to believe that the majority of good Christian African Americans continue to support this party. Where does their belief in God fall in the importance of their decision making?

    August 31, 2012 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  12. Dr. John

    We need an all Nancy Pelosi speaking session every day. We can't get enough of her!

    August 31, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  13. wayne

    Amazing, they can't find anyone better than Pelosi and Reid. A sick party indeed!

    August 31, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  14. Dave Smith

    Now that is what I call a list of Losers.........socialist/marxist/idiots,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dave

    August 31, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  15. Dave Smith

    Now that is what I call a list of Socialist/Marxist/thugs.............Dave

    August 31, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  16. Tim

    I saw the movie 2016 Obama's America, and it's very convincing, so I'll be watching for evidence of Obama's desire to downsize the U.S., downsize business, downsize success, downsize families, downsize God, downsize our country's influence in the world, and downsize our expectations. I honestly fear for the future of my kids and even of my own. And as incredible as it may seem, I believe that President Obama would be pleased to hear of my fear. You see, people around the world are fearful of lots of things and he wants us to experience more of what they go through. That's who this president is and that is why he must go.

    August 31, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  17. Hiram3

    I can hardly wait to view the dem(wit) convention – about as much fun as taking caster oil !!

    August 31, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  18. David Francis

    Sounds like a bar scene from Star Wars.

    August 31, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  19. myviewis

    Same old people.

    August 31, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  20. An objective observer

    It's nice to see "all nationalities" represented at the DNC. A stark change from the last RNC convention

    August 31, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  21. thai

    It's the guests from the Liar's Club.

    August 31, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  22. Eleanor

    >>Pelosi will speak for House Democrats and lead a presentation of House Democratic women, the convention announced.<<

    Is she going to bring the White House ghosts with her?

    August 31, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  23. Monterey

    Corey Booker is the only interesting person mentioned. The rest....mmmm not so much.

    August 31, 2012 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  24. Betty Barclay

    How hilarious will the Democrat convention be? The gathering of feminists, freaks and fools – the whiners, complainers and parasites. Loving this lineup – Rahm? Nancy? Harry? John Kerry? This is going to be so much fun – if I was Obama, I'd call in sick.

    August 31, 2012 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  25. Vic

    Convention of Abortion, division, class warfare, faux war on women and everything that is bad in America and will throw all false accusations against Romney and Ryan. And there will be Muslims leading the opening prayers by an Imam! Great Line-up by the way. There will be a lot of loons coming to NC!

    August 31, 2012 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
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