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Governor Walker picked as headliner for Republican National Convention


TAMPA, Fla. (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker will be one of the headliners at the Republican National Convention later this month.

The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday morning there will five additional headliners who will address the convention August 27-30. Along with Walker, the others announced Wednesday include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Texas Republican U.S. Senate Nominee Ted Cruz, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Governor Walker says, "We have seen the power of bold ideas right here in Wisconsin. The American people are demanding bold reform and we need to put a leader in the White House who will fight to turn our country around. The Republican National Convention will be an important rallying point for our country and our party and I look forward to sharing our story of reform and officially nominating Mitt Romney as the next president of the United States."

"These five remarkable individuals will bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to the convention stage in Tampa, where they will voice their support for Governor Mitt Romney. They have each served the public in their own impressive ways, and they all share a dedication to the Republican principles of individual opportunity, responsible government and personal liberty," Chairman Priebus said.

Republican National Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris said, "We are creating a world-class program of speakers at this convention. Their love for our country and vision for a brighter and more prosperous future will resonate in Tampa and echo across our nation."


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