GOP Convention Day 3: Big Political Stars Set Stage For VP Pick Mike Pence

Jul 20, 2016

Vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana smiles as he sits during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday.
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After a night spent hammering Hillary Clinton, Day 3 of the GOP convention is being billed as a day where party leaders will lay out "the Republican vision for a new century of American leadership and excellence."

A bevy of political heavy hitters — Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; Govs. Scott Walker and Rick Scott — will tee up the day's headliner: The Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

The theme of the night? "Make America First Again."

With that, here's a list of speakers as detailed by the Republican Party:

Gov. Rick Scott, Florida

Laura Ingraham, radio host

Phil Ruffin, businessman, a casino mogul.

Pam Bondi, Florida attorney general

Eileen Collins, retired astronaut

Michelle Van Etten, whom the campaign describes as a "small business owner." (But questions have been raised.)

State Sen. Ralph Alvarado Jr., the first Latino to be elected to the Kentucky state Legislature

Dr. Darrell C. Scott, pastor of New Spirit Revival Center Ministries

Harold Hamm, oil entrepreneur

Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin

Lynne Patton, vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation

Sen. Marco Rubio, senator from Florida who competed with Trump for the GOP nomination; will appear via video

Sen. Ted Cruz, senator from Texas, who also competed with Trump for the GOP nomination

Eric Trump, Trump's son and executive vice president of the Trump Organization

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House

Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana, GOP's vice presidential nominee