Partial list of Democratic convention speakers released
August 31st, 2012
12:00 AM ET
10 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. Racewalker46

    Ewwww! Sorry, won't be tuning in the DNCC with that lineup.

    August 31, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  2. Dave T

    Wow....what a procession of freaks!

    August 31, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  3. gwgillesie

    The progressives never learn. If they actually want to promote their socialist agenda they'll need to get a more credible bunch to represent theme.

    August 31, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  4. Larry L

    The Democratic National Convention will be a look at the people of America... all of the people rather than the crowd of fearful white bigots on the floor in Tampa.

    Romney looked like a spoiled rich person in search for power. He has no idea what Americans face in their lives except for those who own dressage horses, NASCAR and NFL teams. He's given us nothing but promises and we've not seen the taxes he's hiding. No deal!

    August 31, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  5. Michael Lederman

    I love it a long list of failed and failing democrats to illustrate the failed administration of BHO. Thank goodness this obamination will be over in ten weeks and we can move on with repairing this country and returning it to greatness it so richly deserves.

    August 31, 2012 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  6. garry sills

    It's a who's who of everything that's wrong with this country and the current administration! They should all be fired and stripped of all the illegal monies they've earned while they were supposed to be watching out for the citizens of these United States! They got into office to become rich with payoffs from lobbiests and special interest groups. They are all disgusting human beings, and I use that term lightly, they are animals That should all be in jail.

    August 31, 2012 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  7. Ta111

    Wow, the RNC had many more minority speakers than this. Is the DNC the old white party?

    August 31, 2012 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  8. RWAL

    LOL. That's gonna be pitiful. I can hardly wait to see what else is on tv that week.

    August 31, 2012 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  9. Sarah

    Wow -a great bunch of Americans

    August 31, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  10. T

    Please have Pelosi pull Wasserman Schultz and Sheila Jackson Lee out there with ere. 30 minutes of crap from those three idiots will turn any independent to the republicans.

    August 31, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  11. best of the best

    Cant wait to hear the fresh manna

    August 31, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  12. rubbermeatpuppet

    What a boring set list. It'd be nice to see surprise visits from Hugo Chavez, George Soros sprinkled with voices from Planned Parenthood, LGBT leaders and Van Jones. No that's a DNC line-up you can get excited about if you're an Obama democrat.

    August 31, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  13. Darryl

    Now mabe these speakers can tell the people of this country how the GOP & Republican party deliberately stopped all the Jobs that the President gave to the congress and John Boehner ect wouldn't put forward. They did this to make Pres.Obama a 1 time POTUS. Just terrible !

    August 31, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  14. Joe

    This should be fun after tonight...we hear from brilliant young Republicans this week both men and women and next week we see and hear the tired old worn out phonies and speeches from old hag Pelosi, Grandpa Reid, Loser John Kerry, racists Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters and of course the stooge Joe Biden....then Obama comes out under the Greek columns et al delivering yet another soaring speech which now bores the he'll out of people.

    August 31, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  15. Larry

    As someone who plans on voting democrat in november I can safely say Pelosi is the one person we dont need speaking on our behalf shes a democratic version of mitch mcconnell(?) and neither of them does any good

    August 31, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  16. Bozworth

    What... no Sandra Fluck? She could help blow up the condoms that will drop on to everyones heads from the celling at the end of the convention. There's your free contraception.

    August 31, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  17. TSmith

    Now this will be much more interesting than the lying, boring Republican convention!

    OBAMA 2012! Let's keep moving forward NOT back.

    August 31, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  18. scottyr77

    Castro? Chavez? Ayers? Wright? George O.? Dealers? Doggy appetizers?

    August 31, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  19. visavis101

    With leadership like, " You have to pass it to know what's in it" Pelosi, American doesn't need any enemies.

    August 31, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  20. john

    The who's who of liberals incompetence.

    August 31, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  21. Eric

    Nancey Pelosi, Harry Ried and Rhaum huh? are these the people attending the Democrat convention or actors in The Usual Suspects 2?

    August 31, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  22. visavis101

    With Leadership like Read and " You have to pass it to know what's it" Pelosi, America doesn't need any enemies. Thes two should be tried for treason.

    August 31, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  23. Mitt

    Band of has beens, losers and criminals, and don't forget about the alleged rapist.

    August 31, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  24. Kyle

    Perfect line up of speakers. A presidential candidate loser, Mayor of the most corrupt city and with the highest murder rate, a Cali nut job, a congresswomanwho has lost her mind and a Senate leader who has no submitted a budget for THREE YEARS. The contrast is evident.

    August 31, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  25. stoptouchingthatmabel

    Looks like the tax and spend posse. There isn't a budget we can't break should be their slogan.

    August 31, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
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