Sunday, July 25, 2004

Democratic Convention Schedule

Day-by-day schedule of Dem Convention:
Boston nominating event runs from July 26-29

BOSTON - The Democratic Party has chosen "Stronger at Home, Respected in the World" as the overall theme of its 2004 national convention, which will take place July 26-29 in Boston. MSNBC Cable will carry the convention live for eight hours each day, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET, more than any other television network. Here's a day-by-day look at the agenda, which also features daily themes:

Monday, July 26
With the theme of "The Kerry-Edwards Plan for America's Future," Democrats will roll out six speakers to focus on domestic issues, including their biggest gun in former President Clinton. In addition to Clinton, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones of Ohio who will talk about the campaign's economic plans; Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin will cover health care; and Rep. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will talk about defense issues. Also on the agenda: Sen. Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore and former President Carter.

Tuesday, July 27
Speakers on this day will focus on what the campaign is calling Kerry's "Lifetime of Strength and Service." They include: Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, Christie Vilsack of Iowa, Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona and Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Wednesday, July 28
In addition to serving as Edwards' debut before the convention, this day will focus on the Kerry-Edwards plan for "A Stronger, More Secure America." Speakers will include: Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico; Mayor Martin O’Malley of Baltimore; and retired Marine Lt. Col. Steve Brozak of New Jersey. The highlight will be Elizabeth Edwards' introduction of her husband and the vice presidential nominee's address to the convention.

Thursday, July 29
The convention culminates with John Kerry's acceptance speech. He will be preceded to the podium by some of his crewmates from Vietnam, including Jim Rassman, the Green Beret whom Kerry rescued. Kerry’s daughters, Alex and Vanessa Kerry, and two stepsons, Chris and Andre Heinz, will also speak. Kerry will be introduced by former Sen. Max Cleland from Georgia.

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