WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The Republicans announced the first group of speakers Monday who are scheduled to address the party's upcoming national convention in New York City.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, convention CEO Bill Harris said, will kick things off with remarks on the morning of Aug. 30, the convention's opening day. Speaking Monday night in prime time will be Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City.
Scheduled to speak Tuesday night are Tuesday night, first lady Laura Bush, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Vice President Dick Cheney will speak Wednesday night as will his wife, Lynne Cheney, the former chairman of the National Endowment for Humanities. Also appearing Wednesday is U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., who is heading up the Democrats for Bush/Cheney effort.
On Thursday, the final night of the convention, President George W. Bush will appear before the delegates to accept renomination. He will be introduced, Bush-Cheney '04 Chairman Marc Racicot, said, by New York Gov. George Pataki.