North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has yet to hear if she's speaking at the Democratic convention. But her South Carolina counterpart -- Gov. Nikki Haley -- will be among the headline speakers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Times reports this morning that Haley will join former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a featured speaker.
GOP chairman Reince Priebus called the lineup "some of our party's brightest stars, who have governed and led effectively and admirably in their respective roles."
Democrats earlier announced their headline speakers. Along with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, they include former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will give the Democratic keynote. Republicans have yet to announce their keynoter, although New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been mentioned. Jim Morrill
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