New GOP convention schedule released
August 26th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
10 years ago

New GOP convention schedule released

(CNN) - Republican officials on Sunday released a new schedule for this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, one day after announcing the gathering would be postponed by a day due to weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Among the major changes: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's speech has moved to Tuesday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks on Wednesday night and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush delivers his remarks Thursday night.

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The primetime hour of 10 p.m. ET did not undergo any changes, officials said on a conference call with reporters.

"There have been a few speakers who weren't headliners that we had to let go," Romney for President Strategist Russ Schriefer said on the call.

Earlier Sunday, GOP officials signaled they were considering an extension to the convention by holding events on Friday, but the new schedule does not include any events for that day.

"We are not considering a Friday session," convention organizers told reporters. "However, we have a weather event. We'll watch the weather and if because of the weather something has to change, we'll let you know."

Delaying the start of the convention was "the right thing to do," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said of the now-three day gathering.

"Everything is going to be back to normal on Tuesday," Priebus said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," adding that some speeches are shorter than originally planned.

Concerns about the impact of Isaac on Tampa seemed to lighten as the storm indicated its impending track would shift away from the convention site.

Forecasters on Sunday adjusted Isaac's projected path further to the west, which would take it farther away from Tampa than had earlier been expected. Still, tropical storm conditions are expected in the area Sunday night and Monday morning with heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.

The storm is projected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday along the Mississippi coast.

Revised Convention-Week Schedule

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 Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/ Tom Hogan (FL)
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)
Representative Tim Griffin (AR)
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 Governor Bob McDonnell
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Senator 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. Recess
7:00 p.m. Reconvene
Remarks by Speaker John Boehner
Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), 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. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist
Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)
Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)
Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray
Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI)
9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Brian Sandoval (NV)
Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for DE Lt. Governor)
Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
Remarks by Artur Davis
Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
10:00 p.m. Remarks by Mrs. Luce' Vela Fortuño
Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney
Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)
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, US 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 Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell
8:00 p.m. Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)
Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)
Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)
9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)
Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Bush 41, 43 Film
Remarks by Mike Huckabee
10:00 p.m. Remarks by Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios

Thursday, August 30, 2012
7:00 p.m. Convention convenes
Call to order
Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka
National Anthem sung by SEVEN
Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins
Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
Reagan Legacy Video
Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich
Remarks by Craig Romney
8:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)
Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign
Remarks by Grant Bennett
Remarks by Tom Stemberg
9:00 p.m. Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce
Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode
10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney
Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    6 years of running for President and he needs a convention to "define himself?"

    Get real. You can't defend a blob that changes with every breath or shift of the wind.

    August 26, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. jack johnson

    The reason Gov. Scott, and Jendal won't be there is they are already filling out paperwork for Government help!

    August 26, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. ElectionFraudRunsGOP

    Why would an entire conference be dedicated to someone who stole the nomination. Why is CNN blatantly ignoring Ron Paul's speech today. Why so biased CNN?

    August 26, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. jack johnson

    The taxpayers BUILT this atadium so how much are the repub. paying to use it?

    August 26, 2012 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  5. Brian from DC

    All this for the Republicans to nominate a man they loathe.

    August 26, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. anniem

    I guess they can just pray Issac away...

    August 26, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  7. Eeryn Lubicich

    So far so good;)

    August 26, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  8. ed galbraith

    Sounds intensely...what's the word?...oh yes, dull.

    August 26, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  9. scmaize

    Obama 2012–Romney 1040. Pass it on!!

    August 26, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. Paul

    Those banners on the convention hall look like something from the Chinese Communist Party.

    August 26, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  11. Bushy Mustache

    Might as well cancel the convention. Mittens won't win!

    August 26, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That looks good to me... Only one show to record at this point which is good.

    August 26, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  13. KD

    Good job to the Republicans. The national anthem on Thursday will be sung by a Korean. Is this where Romney plans on sending the rest of the jobs. Hank Williams JR must be to busy. What a JOKE.

    August 26, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  14. Fred Nerk

    This looks more like a religious retreat than a GOP convention. Its divisive tone and hate filled agenda is a disgrace to the party of Lincoln. Reince Prebius (Is this guy American?) speaks with so much bile thats its hard to imagine he is head of the RNC. He looks and sounds like one of Hitlers disciples-very extremist. Its God's will that Isaac is bearing down on Tampa and wash away this stench on America soil. Its God's will that our Country re-elects Obama and saves our nation for the future. God and Jesus will deliver an Obama victory over the GOP evil. Its God's will.

    August 26, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  15. Mike Buck

    Welcome to the Theology Empire of America (TEA) Party

    August 26, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  16. Spock500

    Strong work there, Isaac!

    August 26, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  17. Nietodarwin

    VOMIT The GOP are a bunch of liars and criminals. I wish nothing but disaster for them as they hold their convention.

    August 26, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  18. Geoff

    Storms messing up the republican convention. According to the likes of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and their ilk it means God hates republicans.

    August 27, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  19. Leo

    They can convention all they want....two weeks if they wanted...Bottom line is... it is'nt going to help.....

    August 27, 2012 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  20. Jerry

    What I don't understand is why not let the B level speakers speak anyway on Monday, with or without a maximum capacity audience, or even from a different venue? The air time has been set aside and even if networks go back to their schedule, you have C-SPAN and the cables no matter what. Only 1% of the country is disturbed by weather. These people are losing a one-time opportunity for no reason at all.

    August 27, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  21. George R

    That building will be pulsing with hatred, anger, and a whole lot of crazy.

    August 27, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |

    Yaaaawnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Booooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrringggggggg! I think I'll just watch the Weather Channel – more informative, valuable, helpful and entertaining.

    August 27, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  23. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I am a Republican who will vote for Obama.
    I wish that my party could move in a more socially progressive direction.
    The only event on this schedule that interests me is the Reagan Legacy Video.

    August 27, 2012 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  24. Dyslexic doG

    God does not want Americans to vote for a Mormon cultist. He is telling us by sending a great storm!

    Mormonism denies essential doctrines of Christianity. Of the essential doctrines (that there is only one God in all existence, Jesus is divine, God in flesh, forgiveness of sins is by grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 4:1-5), and Jesus rose from the dead physically (1 John 2:19; Luke 24:39), the gospel being the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, 1 Cor. 15:1-4), Mormonism denies three of them: how many gods there are, the God of Christianity, and His work of salvation.

    August 27, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |