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Pawlenty gets Wednesday speaker’s spot at RNC

He was passed over for the presidential and vice presidential pick, but he will have some prime speaking time at the Republican National Convention.

He was passed over for the Republican presidential nomination and didn’t get the vice presidential pick, but former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will have some prime speaking time at the Republican National Convention next week.

Slated to take the podium Wednesday night sometime after 7:30, Pawlenty’s on the schedule with a number of GOP luminaries who are  part of the buildup for the address by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who did get the VP call.

(The theme for that night of the convention is: “We can change it.”)

Here’s the list of Wednesday night speakers:

  • Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Sen. John McCain (AZ)
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)
  • Sen. John Thune (SD)
  • Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
  • Steve Cohen, Screen Machine
  • Gov. Luis Fortuño (PR)
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak Thursday, on the last night of the convention.