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Who is speaking at the Republican convention?

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Just days away from the kickoff of the Republican national convention in Cleveland, the long-awaited list of who will be addressing the four-day gathering is finally out.

The scheduled speakers make for a decidedly less star-studded extravaganza than Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, initially promised. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, for instance, is one of the only celebrities to grace the list, along with Trump's own family, including wife and former model Melania Trump and children Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr.

Back in April, Trump told the Washington Post that the convention he intended to stage would have some amount of "showbiz" feel.

"It's very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep," he said at the time. "We don't have the people who know how to put showbiz into a convention."

But instead, most of the speaker list is a veritable who's who of political stars in the Republican party, including leaders in the House (like Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California) and Senate (like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who will be the only Hispanic person addressing the convention). Several Republican governors will also make an appearance, including staunch Trump supporter Chris Christie of New Jersey, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Some religious figures also grace the list, including Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. and evangelical Pastor Mark Burns.

Neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney, the party's most recent nominees, will be addressing the convention. Both have had run-ins with Trump--the 2016 presumptive nominee said McCain wasn't a war hero because he had been captured during the Vietnam war, and Romney strongly opposes Trump's nomination.

Also, former President George W. Bush will not be attending or addressing the convention.

According to one New York Times report, the convention's four nights will each have a separate focus, with the first night dedicated to discussing the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and national security as it relates to immigration. The second night would focus on the economy.

Trump is still inviting speakers to the convention, but the Republican party released a partial list early Thursday:

  • Tim Tebow
  • 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
  • Governor Mike Huckabee
  • Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • Melania Trump
  • Senator Joni Ernst
  • Kathryn Gates-Skipper
  • Marcus Luttrell
  • Dana White
  • Governor Asa Hutchinson
  • Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
  • Michael Mukasey
  • Andy Wist
  • Senator Jeff Sessions
  • Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
  • Alex Smith
  • Speaker Paul Ryan
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy
  • Kerry Woolard
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito
  • Dr. Ben Carson
  • Co-Chair Sharon Day
  • Natalie Gulbis
  • Kimberlin Brown
  • Antonio Sabato, Jr.
  • Peter Thiel
  • Eileen Collins
  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Michelle Van Etten
  • Lynne Patton
  • Eric Trump
  • Harold Hamm
  • Congressman Chris Collins
  • Brock Mealer
  • Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
  • Governor Mary Fallin
  • Darrell Scott
  • Lisa Shin
  • Governor Rick Scott
  • Chairman Reince Priebus
  • Tom Barrack
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • Jerry Falwell Jr.
  • Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
  • Chris Cox
  • Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Tiffany Trump
  • Governor Chris Christie
  • Donald J. Trump Jr.
  • Governor Scott Walker

CBS News' Arden Farhi contributed to this report.

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