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16 August 2008

Democratic National Convention Organizers Announce Additional Slate of Speakers

The Democratic National Convention Committee rolled out another slate of convention speakers for the Tuesday and Wednesday night sessions.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel will speak Tuesday, as will the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chris Van Hollen.

Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak to Tuesday's theme of Women and Economy. Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) will also speak.

Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Assistant to the Speaker of the House, will speak late Tuesday night.

Wednesday night, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and 5 Senators --Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller and Ken Salazar-- will give speeches related to the night's theme, "Securing America's Future."

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn will also speak along with Congressman Patrick Murphy and Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth.