PRESS RELEASE from RNC Committee on Arrangements

Contact: James Davis or Kyle Downey
August 23, 2012

RNC Chairman Announces Additional Convention Speakers

Speakers Include All-Star Lineup of U.S. Senate and House Candidates

Tampa, Fla. - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced an all-star lineup of candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, including several incumbents, who will be featured speakers at the 2012 Republican National Convention August 27-30 in Tampa.

"2012 is one of the strongest slates of candidates the Republican Party has ever fielded, and the candidates who will be addressing the convention in Tampa Bay are great examples," said Priebus.  

"These men and women have been back home, meeting with their neighbors, listening to their stories about how they've suffered under a poor economy and explaining how Republican policies and values can offer a better future for them and their families," he said.  "They know we can do better."

The candidates for the U.S. Senate who will address the convention are:

U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, North Dakota
Deb Fischer, Nebraska

The candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives who will address the convention are:

U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-01)
U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco (TX-23)
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3)
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07)
U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01)

John Archer (IA-02)
Andy Barr (KY-06)
Steve Daines (MT-AL)
Ricky Gill (CA-09)
Richard Hudson (NC-08)
Mark Meadows (NC-11)
Keith Rothfus (PA-12)
David Rouzer (NC-07)
Rick Snuffer (WV-03)
Jackie Walorski (IN-02)
"These individuals represent the future of our party," said convention CEO William Harris.  "I am certain that their stories will help inspire enthusiasm for our convention and our candidates' agendas for a better future."

About the 2012 Republican National Convention

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012.  Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.  For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at, visit our website and check out our official blog, Conventional Wisdom, at