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Friday, August 24, 2012

Ann Romney to speak on Tues. Rubio remains on Thursday

Republicans are moving Ann Romney’s convention speech to Tuesday night after failing to convince any of the broadcast networks to televise any of the convention speeches on Monday.

Rumors had spread earlier on Friday that Mrs. Romney’s speech might be moved to Thursday, bumping Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who is slated to introduce Mr. Romney just before he formally accepts the nomination.

That rumor caused a furor among Hispanic Republicans in Florida, where Mr. Rubio is seen as a symbol of the community’s future success. Mr. Rubio, a first-term senator who won with Tea Party backing, is of Cuban descent.

But Mr. Schriefer confirmed Friday evening that Mrs. Romney will speak on Tuesday and Mr. Rubio will introduce the Republican nominee. (Full story)

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