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

    Sounds like a snoozer already. Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Harry Reid???? Boring!

    August 31, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  2. Jeffy

    I truly think the Dems are going to have a hard time finding as diverse a group of intelligent speakers and entertainers as the Elephants. Its hard to beat someone with the smarts and credibility of Condi Rice, several republican femaile governors, senators and reps of all colors and backgrounds. The elephants did a good job of dispelling the democratic promulgated myth of the GOP being an old white man's party. Lots of young, sharp speakers as well.

    August 31, 2012 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  3. Victory4sc

    Sounds like the typical bunch of tired losers that have never had a real job in their pathetic lives. Can't wait for the freak show that is always the DEM convention.

    August 31, 2012 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
  4. Marybell

    Sounds like a "rip-roaring" line up

    August 31, 2012 02:53 am at 2:53 am |
  5. Yaaaaaawn

    Sounds pretty damn boring...

    Barry will probably be serving beer just to get people to show up.

    August 31, 2012 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  6. Pk duster

    It seems to be that the gop hates obama because he is black if you vote fnr mitt you will be homeless if you not have a lot of money you are a nothing

    August 31, 2012 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  7. NoMarxist

    A very unimpressive list indeed. I'm gonna have to stock up on NO-DOZ tabs to get thru John Kerry and Harry Reid and then get a psych evaluation after Nanzi Pelosi speaks. I wonder if they will carry the two hour Muslim prayer service by the Muslim Brotherhood on national network TV?

    August 31, 2012 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  8. Mr. Beavis


    August 31, 2012 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  9. Rick Schweikert

    I just finished watching most of the RNC. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Gov. Susana Martinez, Condoleezza Rice, Mia Love, and Marco Rubio, all gave great speeches. I plan on trying to watch most of the DNC. But with people like Pelosi, Reid, Emanuel, and Obama, and what they have done to our country, I’m afraid I might get nauseous.

    August 31, 2012 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  10. Phoenix86

    A parade of the far left fringe. No thanks.

    August 31, 2012 04:17 am at 4:17 am |
  11. Craig Eliot

    Nancy (Insider Trading) Pelosi? Who wants to hear from HER?

    August 31, 2012 04:18 am at 4:18 am |
  12. scott

    Sounds like a lineup for Comedy Central.

    August 31, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  13. David Christensen

    The stupid faces of diversity.

    August 31, 2012 05:27 am at 5:27 am |
  14. Anonymous

    Who??? lol

    August 31, 2012 05:30 am at 5:30 am |
  15. Empty Chair


    August 31, 2012 05:31 am at 5:31 am |
  16. Empty Chair

    No Show Joe? Say It ain't so Joe???

    August 31, 2012 05:36 am at 5:36 am |
  17. bob tower


    August 31, 2012 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  18. DennisinWV

    Topics of Democratic speeches:

    War on women. War on Latinos. War on Blacks. War on the young. War on 99 percenters. War on education. War on clean water and air. War on elderly. War on poor. War on middle class. War on medicare. War on food stamps. War on unions. War on the environment. War on wind & solar. War on government regulations. War on taxes.

    Did I leave anything out?

    August 31, 2012 05:48 am at 5:48 am |
  19. MAC

    The only Blue Dog Democrat is Tim Caine. The rest are the LEFT Wing Liberal Elitist of the party.

    August 31, 2012 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  20. scott

    Sounds like the lineup for Comedy Central

    August 31, 2012 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  21. whatever

    I'm Sheila Jackson Lee or Farrakhan? Oh well, at least we'll get a lot more of Pelosi, Reid, and hopefully a lot of Biden. Should be a

    August 31, 2012 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  22. FedUp

    I thought it would be safe to watch.....until I saw Pelosi's name. Ugh!!!!

    August 31, 2012 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  23. CapitalG

    Judging form the speaker list this looks like it is going to be the biggest celebration of human sacrifice since the Aztec sacrificed 42 children to their angry god Tlaloc.

    Will they actually sacrifice a baby to FAUXbama during the DNC?

    August 31, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  24. JokerWatcher

    impressive, all

    August 31, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  25. JokerWatcher

    impressive, all....snort

    August 31, 2012 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
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