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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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2008 Republican National Convention
Announces Tuesday Night's Program of Events
Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman Among Featured Speakers

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the program of events for Tuesday, Sept. 2. The program will feature speeches by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson. Their remarks will reflect the convention's overall theme, "Country First," and the theme for Tuesday's events, which is "service."

"We are excited to announce Tuesday's featured speakers, who will share John McCain's remarkable record of leadership and service with millions of Americans tonight. We are looking forward to showcasing John McCain's life-long record of putting his country first," said Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan.

"From his days as a POW who refused early release to his 20-year career in the U.S. Senate, John McCain has always put country first. Tonight's program will reflect his unmatched commitment to service and his vision for increasing Americans' participation in service and volunteer activities," said Rick Davis, McCain 2008 campaign manager.

Among the other speakers announced today are President George W. Bush (via satellite), First Lady Laura Bush, U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio), U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.), and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

The program of events follows. Biographies for participants will be available on the 2008 Republican National Convention Media Portal this afternoon. To access the media portal, go to portal.gopconvention2008.com.

An announcement about additional program participants is forth-coming.

"Love of country, my friends, is another way of saying love of your fellow countrymen."
--Sen. John McCain

John McCain's commitment to his fellow Americans, a commitment forged in service to his country, is one of the defining hallmarks of his life. Tuesday's events will highlight John McCain's record of service and sacrifice and reflect his commitment to serving a cause greater than one's own self-interest.
Speakers will include:
  • President George W. Bush (via satellite)
  • First Lady Laura Bush
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.)
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.)
  • U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)
  • U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)
  • U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
  • Robert M. "Mike" Duncan, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Jo Ann Davidson, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Chairman of the 2008 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements
About the Republican National Convention
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center from Sept. 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, volunteers, members of the media and other guests are expected to attend the convention. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is expected to receive an estimated $150-$160 million positive economic boost from the four-day event. For more information about the 2008 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2008.com and join our social network sites on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn