Governors Named to Convention Lineup
Democratic convention organizers outlined more details on Wednesday for the second days lineup of speakers, naming a handful of Senators and governors to highlight presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obamas (Ill.) positions on energy and the economy.
Obamas campaign tapped six popular Democratic governors as well as Sen. Bob Casey (Pa.) and former Energy Secretary Federico Peña to share the spotlight on those issues on Aug. 26, day two of the four-day nominating event. Tuesday will also feature the keynote speaker, Senate hopeful and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and one-time presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.).
The governors who also will take the stage are Kansas Kathleen Sebelius, who is also a convention co-chairwoman, Arizonas Janet Napolitano, Ohios Ted Strickland, Pennsylvanias Ed Rendell, Massachusetts Deval Patrick and Montanas Brian Schweitzer.
Convention organizers said the Tuesday speeches will focus on Obamas economic plan, how the failed economic policies of the last eight years have betrayed our values, how a strong economy cannot exist with a weak middle class and the nexus between energy and the economy.