The Washington Times - August 10, 2008, 04:07PM

The Democratic National Convention will get started Monday Aug. 25 with a primetime speech from Michelle Obama.



The committee handling the arrangements announced the lineup today, with a glaring TBD where the vice presidential nominee’s name will eventually be.


More announcements about the lineup are expected in the coming week.


Here’s the release:


DENVER – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Obama for America Campaign today announced the headline speakers for the 2008 Convention.  The Democratic National Convention will be held in Denver from August 25th through August 28th.

“The 2008 Convention will highlight Americans coming together to change the course of this nation,” said Kansas Governor and Convention Co-Chair Kathleen Sebelius.  “We are at a critical moment in our nation’s history.  The politics and policies that have divided us will not allow us to achieve the change we need.  Barack Obama is a leader to move America in a new direction and bring us together to turn moments of great challenge into moments of great opportunity.  This year’s Democratic Convention is the story of people from across the country who believe it is time for change.”


Monday August 25th’s headline prime-time speaker will be Michelle Obama.

Senator Hillary Clinton, who is a champion for working families and one of the most effective and empathetic voices in the country today, will be the headline prime-time speaker on Tuesday August 26th.

The headline prime-time speaker on Wednesday August 27th will be Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential nominee.

On Thursday, August 28th, the DNCC will throw open the doors of the Convention and move to INVESCO Field at Mile High so that more Americans can take part in the fourth night of the Convention as Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination.



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Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times


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