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. Bunny Vee

    So, the dems are going to trot out the blacks and latinos to rail against romney for being a rich white man, then, of course, will then bring out their big guns, keyy and reid, ultra rich white men........ Liberalism is a disease.

    August 31, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  2. Mick

    Pelosi & Reid? If these idiots had a clue, these are the two they'd do everything in their power to PREVENT from speaking! Pathetic.

    August 31, 2012 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  3. Tim

    Where's my last comment? Was it too critical of the president? Tell that to half of my working-age family... they are out of work and there's no hope for them under Obama. Goodbye CNN.

    August 31, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  4. Anna Keppa

    Three days of the "Bar Scene" in Star wars.

    America is looking forward to it.


    Whatever company makes a "flop sweat remover" should be touting its stock, because next week it's gonna do a huge volume.

    August 31, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  5. tim

    I sure won't be watching. What a bunch of losers! DNC stands for (Democrats Now Crooked).

    August 31, 2012 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  6. OneandDone

    I've heard the GOP defined as a bunch of old, white, rich men. Looking at this list, I guess it is safe to say that the Democratic Party is a bunch of rich, greedy, wrinkly, people, well, not Botox Pelosi.

    August 31, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  7. Sammy

    What a horror show

    August 31, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  8. Martin Sweeney

    What a losing lineup.

    August 31, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  9. Valerie Lane

    Pelosi, Reid....these IDIOTS cannot hold a candle to the Republicans. Stick a fork in him–Oboma's done

    August 31, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  10. MDWhite

    Quite a list. It looks like the student roster of the Barnum & Bailey Clown College.

    August 31, 2012 01:43 am at 1:43 am |

    Same washed up crew of union loving, welfare loving, socialist rhetoric.
    Are they gonna have Greek columns this time.

    I have a great idea. Maybe Harry Reid will finally release a budget after these 3.5 years.
    Nah, never happen. We will just have to wait for President Romney to do so.

    August 31, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  12. pedro.huberus

    I understand that there is an Abbot & Costello marathon that week so I most likely won't be able to catch all these Democratic stars.

    August 31, 2012 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  13. Brandino

    Looks like a slosh of Socialists presented by conglomerates.

    Lets not forget Jimmy Carter, Muslims praying before the convetion, and of "Barack Obama"

    Obama's relection paths looks to be narraowing at a faster pace than I thought.

    August 31, 2012 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  14. william k

    will Lady Gaga and Beanie Seagal be speaking as well??

    August 31, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  15. Phil Crase

    And since you and most of the other networks didn't show speeches other than the prime time (10-11pm) ones, I suppose you failed to mention all the women, Hispanic-Americans, Hawaiians, and Black Americans who spoke throughout the Republican Convention. Because of the media blackout, I resorted to watching gavel to gavel on CSPAN, while the cable and MSM gave facetime to their commentators along with some really stupid interviews.

    August 31, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  16. Jared

    Here come the Communist, Marxist, and Socialist spewing their hatred for America!

    August 31, 2012 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  17. marj

    Oh, gee, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?!? Is that a message of hope.................less?

    August 31, 2012 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
  18. Logic N LA

    And when the minorities are on stage, they will be looking at a sea of similar faces unlike this weeks pastey face convention.

    August 31, 2012 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  19. Ritterkreuz

    Only heard of Pelosi and Booker, others are unknowns.

    August 31, 2012 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  20. Dave

    Gag me will ya. A lot of old liberal has-beens that shouldn't even be invited. Where's the new blood in the party. Come on, you guts to do better than that. That don't even "Make my day". hah ha ha ha ha

    August 31, 2012 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  21. capitolguy

    Nancy Pelosi? Harry Reid? Rep. John Lewis? Senator John Kerry and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? What an awesome lineup! This will show the true colors of the Democratic Party. Hate, intolerance, government dependence/slavery, far-left viewpoints and zero tolerance for any views other than those of the far left. Great choice there Axelrod! With all of these haters and with all of your willing partners at CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and CBS who will love the hate (love the irony in that!), should have just called this "Hatefest 2012". Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and David Letterman must be drooling!

    August 31, 2012 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  22. gregbuls

    No one on this list inspires any interest or hope, except Cory Booker. It's a sad parade of the same control freaks who have dominated the dependency party for years.

    August 31, 2012 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  23. gregbuls

    No one on this list inspires any interest or hope, with the possible exception of Booker, who along with Bill Clinton had the courage to state the obvious fact that Bain is an admirable company. Everyone else represents the same tired control freak dependency wing of the abortion/enslavement to government party.

    August 31, 2012 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  24. Heidi

    There are an awful lot of former this and that giving speeches. I cant for 66 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 1 second when President Obama will be the former President!

    August 31, 2012 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
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    August 31, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
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