Oct 9 Mon Last day to register to vote in the Nov 6 general election

Oct 15 Mon Advance (in person) voting starts

Oct 26-27 Ludwig Von Mises Institute 30th Anniversary Celebration, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain. www.mises.org

Oct 27 Sat Early voting


Nov 9-11 Fri-Sun Ga Literary Festival, Golden Isles

Dec 1 Sat 1:00-5:00 pm Magnolia Garden Club 4th Annual Historic Christmas Tour http://mgcbrunswickga.blogspot.com


May 17 and 18, 2013, State GOP Convention in Athens, GA

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Republican National Convention schedule and participants

Headline speakers are identified by their offices and by day.
Not all speakers have been announced yet. This is a partial list:

2012 Presidential candidates on the program:  Rick Santorum
2012 Presidential candidates NOT on the program
  • Michelle Bachman
  • Herman Cain
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Rick Perry
  • Ron Paul but we still hope he'll get to speak
Governors: Chris Christie (NJ), Mary Fallin (OK), Nikki Haley (SC), John Kasich (OH), Susana Martinez (NM), Rick Scott (FL), Scott Walker (WI),
Former Governors: Jeb Bush (FL), Mike Huckabee (AK)

US Senators and nominees: Rand Paul (KY), Ted Cruz (TX), John McCain (AZ), Marco Rubio (FL)

Other state official: Sam Olens (GA AG) speaks Wednesday evening!!
Other US officials: Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice 
2012 Presidential candidates on the program:  Rick Santorum
2012 Presidential candidates NOT on the program
  • Michelle Bachman
  • Herman Cain
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Rick Perry
  • Ron Paul
Candidates for US Senate on the program:U.S. Rep. Rick Berg (ND); Deb Fischer (NEB)

Candidates for the US House of Representatives on the program:
U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-01); U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco (TX-23); U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3); U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07); U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01)
John Archer (IA-02), Andy Barr (KY-06), Steve Daine,Ricky Gill (CA-09)
Richard Hudson (NC-08), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Keith Rothfus (PA-12)
David Rouzer (NC-07), Rick Snuffer (WV-03),Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
See the press releases: August 6August 7August 8   August 13 Romney intro, 
August 23

Monday schedule "We can do better"
2:00 pm           Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
Color Guard, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem:  The Oak Ridge Boys
Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees
Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries
RNC Chairman Priebus;RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day;Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Convention CEO William Harris;Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin
Republican Congressional Candidates
State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)
Representative Tim Griffin (AR)
Republican Senate Candidates
Republican National Committee auxiliaries
Consideration of convention committee reports
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan
Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas
Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding
Official Convention Photograph
Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu
Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Senator John Hoeven
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States
Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

7:15 p.m.         Recess
7:45 p.m.         Reconvene
Remarks by Speaker John Boehner
Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL)
Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Various Speakers
Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
To Be Announced
Remarks by Artur Davis and video
Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
Musical Act
Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
Remarks by Mike Huckabee
Remarks by Mrs. Luce’ Vela Fortuno
Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney
Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.

7:30 p.m.            Convention convenes
                          Presentation of Colors; Pledge of Allegiance; National Anthem
                          Remarks by Janine Turner
                          Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S.
                          congressional candidate
                          Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
                          Segment to be announced
                          Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist
                          Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)
                          Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)
                          Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray
                          Segment to be announced
                          Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)
                          Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small bus. owner, candidate for DE Lt. Gov)
                          Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)
                          Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)
                          Benediction and adjournment

Wednesday's schedule. We can change it.
7:30 p.m. Convention convenes

Call to order; Introduction of Colors; Pledge of Allegiance;

National Anthem; Invocation,

Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman
Mitch McConnell (KY)

Performance by Beau Davidson

Segment to be announced

Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)


Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)

Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)

Remarks by Governor Jeb Bush (FL)

Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

Remarks by Steve Cohen, Screen Machine

Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)

Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)

Remarks by Condoleezza Rice


Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios


Thursday's schedule. We believe in America.
7:30 p.m.Convention convenes

Call to order

Introduction of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem


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.

Who else is attending the 2012 Republican National Convention?
  • 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, Wash DC and five territories.
  • 15,000 credentialed media
  • 150 staffers of the Committee on Arrangements
  • 30,000 other unidentified folks expected to saturate Tampa. Security and protestors I presume.
Want to know more? RNC links
  • http://www.gopconvention2012.com/ - convention home
  • http://www.gopplatform2012.com/
  • http://connect.gopconvention2012.com/ - this is the convention without walls. It connects with Facebook and requires sharing all your FB data so I am not participating
  • http://2012tampa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2012-TBHC-Insider-Newsletter_July.pdf

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