TAMPA, Florida - The 2012 Republican National Convention will close with the theme, "We Believe in America," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced today. "Thursday's program will focus the national spotlight on the many reasons Governor Mitt Romney is uniquely suited to lead us through the challenges our nation faces during this difficult time," Priebus said.
"Millions of Americans know Mitt Romney as a public man who helped build nationally-known businesses like Staples and Sports Authority, balanced the budget in Massachusetts without tax hikes and rescued the scandal-ridden 2002 Winter Olympics," Priebus said.
"Thursday's program will introduce America to the Mitt Romney his family and close friends know," added convention CEO William Harris.
Priebus and Harris announced the following schedule for Thursday, August 30:
(NOTE: SPEAKERS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
|7:30 p.m.||Convention convenes|
|Call to order|
|Introduction of Colors|
|Pledge of Allegiance|
|Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack|
|Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign|
|Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey|
|Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce|
|Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio|
|Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney|
|Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned.|
About the 2012 Republican National Convention
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SOURCE 2012 Republican National Convention