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Another senator gets high-profile GOP convention role

Several U.S. senators will have big roles in the Republican National Convention here in September: John McCain, of course, Norm Coleman … and the latest addition to the RNC hierarchy: Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina. Read more…

Several U.S. senators will have big roles in the Republican National Convention here in September: John McCain, of course, Norm Coleman … and the latest addition to the RNC hierarchy: Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Today he was named the co-chairman of the 2008 Republican Platform Committee. He joins Platform Party Chair U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California in outlining the party’s goals and positions in advance of the convention. The  platform committee — made up of one man and one woman from each state – will meet here at the end of August, right before the convention.

Burr is billed as a leader on health care and a crusader to end wasteful spending.

His colleague in the Senate, our own Norm Coleman, will, of course, have a high profile, given his re-election bid in the convention’s host state.