Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, and his wife Ann wave to a crowd in Schaumburg, Ill., after Romney won the Illinois Republican presidential primary, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Ann Romney will kick off the Republican National Convention with a headlining speech on the opening day, CNN reports.
The wife of the presumptive Republican nominee has been popular on the campaign trail, playing a pivotal role among female supporters.
The formal announcement from the Republican National Committee is expected later on Monday.
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