RNC speakers list released

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a full house at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday

CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention released partial list of speakers to appear at next week’s nominating convention in Cleveland. Jeff Larson, CEO of the 2016 RNC, said that each night of the convention — which starts July 18 — will focus on a different element of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” theme: national security, immigration, trade and jobs. Larson also said the list is expected to change as the convention nears.
Notable names on it include former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both on Trump’s short list for possible running mates. Trump’s campaign said he plans to announce a running mate Friday, July 15. He spent Wednesday meeting with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another candidate to be his choice for vice president.
RNC 2016 Speakers:
Pastor Mark Burns
Phil Ruffin
Congressman Ryan Zinke
Pat Smith
Mark Geist
John Tiegen
Congressman Michael McCaul
Sheriff David Clarke
Congressman Sean Duffy
Darryl Glenn
Senator Tom Cotton
Karen Vaughn
Mike Huckabee
Rudy Giuliani
Melania Trump
Sen. Joni Ernst
Kathryn Gates-Skipper
Marcus Luttrell
Dana White
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Michael Mukasey
Andy Wist
Sen. Jeff Sessions
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Alex Smith
Speaker Paul Ryan
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Kerry Woolard
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
Dr. Ben Carson
Co-Chair Sharon Day
Natalie Gulbis
Kimberlin Brown
Antonio Sabato Jr.
Peter Thiel
Eileen Collins
Sen. Ted Cruz
Newt Gingrich
Michelle Van Etten
Lynne Patton
Eric Trump
Harold Hamm
Congressman Chris Collins
Brock Mealer
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
Gov. Mary Fallin
Darrell Scott
Lisa Shin
Gov. Rick Scott
Chairman Reince Priebus
Tom Barrack
Ivanka Trump
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Jerry Falwell Jr.
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Chris Cox
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Tiffany Trump
Gov. Chris Christie
Donald J. Trump Jr.Gov. Scott Walker