The Washington Times - August 20, 2012, 09:21AM

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine were named Monday to a growing list of speakers at next month’s Democratic National Convention.

Mr. O’Malley, who chairs the Democratic Governors Association, and Mr. Kaine, who is locked in a tight Senate race with Republican George Allen, were two of eight speakers announced Monday. Others included Chicago Mayor  Rahm Emanuel, formerly chief of staff to President Obama, and Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry, the party’s 2004 nominee.


Democrats previously announced that former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will speak at the convention, which will be held from Sept. 3 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C. Former President Jimmy Carter also will deliver an address by video.

Other speakers named Monday were California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.