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Democratic Convention's Third Night Speakers Announced

The Democratic National Convention Committee has announced the speakers for the third night of the Democratic National Convention, where the theme is "Securing America's Future."

The headliner is the as-yet-unannounced vice presidential nominee. He or she will be joined by:

  • Former President Bill Clinton, who "will speak on Barack Obama's commitment to a stronger and safer America, as well as the history of Democrats making positive change in the lives of all Americans."
  • Governor Bill Richardson and Senators Evan Bayh, Joe Biden and Jay Rockefeller, who "will echo Obama's call for a new direction in national security and outline his policies and plans to secure America's future."
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who " will discuss Barack Obama's plans to make America more secure by investing in smart energy policies."

    Also scheduled to speak are Senator Ken Salazar, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Representative Patrick Murphy and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.

    Just because Biden, Bayh and Richardson are on this list does not mean they are out of contention to be Obama's running mate. The campaign says that if one of these men (or another convention speaker) were to get the nod, that person would simply have his or her time slot moved.