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Booker, Villaraigosa Added to Democratic Convention Speakers

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is one of the speakers slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Los Angeles Mayor and convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa are among the latest speakers added to the lineup at the Democratic National Convention early next month.

Booker and California Rep. Barbara Lee will present the party’s draft platform on Tuesday of the convention, which will be voted on by the delegates. Included in the new platform is a provision supporting same-sex marriage.

Other speakers include Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Current TV host and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, retired Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal. Specific times for these speakers have not yet been announced.

 

The Democratic National Convention Committee has already announced a host of other speakers, including San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will present the keynote address, and President Bill Clinton, who will introduce President Obama.

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