Gov. McDonnell to Speak Tuesday Evening at Republican National Convention
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to receive the formal nominee nod Tuesday evening at the Republican National Convention.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to be formally nominated Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin originally were to be nominated Monday, but GOP Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who opened the convention Monday afternoon, immediately put it in recess until Tuesday, due to Hurricane Isaac. The storm has shortened the convention.
In a roll-call vote, convention delegates will formally put Romney and Ryan on the November ballot, to face President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell garnered a key speakers spot. He is scheduled to address the convention Tuesday night during primetime, before Ann Romney and keynote speaker N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.
Delegates from Virginia will be sending updates from Tampa to Patch, including the youngest delegate Evan Draim (who has already started blogging from Florida).
According to the Washington Post's convention television listing for Tuesday, primetime coverage includes:
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: "On Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith anchors FOX Report."
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: "On Current TV, Al Gore hosts the coverage, along with Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer, Cenk Uygur, Gavin Newsom and more."
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: "On MSNBC, primetime coverage is hosted by Rachel Maddow with Chris Matthews joined by Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Hayes and campaign strategist Steve Schmidt. Plus, contributions from The Post’s Eugene Robinson and Ezra Klein, former RNC chairman Michael Steele and more."
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: "On PBS, Judy Woodruff and Glenn Ifill co-anchor coverage, which has analysis, interviews and commentary from political reporters Mark Shields and David Brooks to the Pew Research Center’s Andy Kohut, who looks at data behind the voters of various parties."
10 to 11 p.m.: "On CBS, Scott Pelley anchors coverage, along with Bob Schieffer and Norah O’Donnell, with reports from other correspondents."
10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.: "On Fox News Channel, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly join to anchor 'America’s Election Headquarters,' joined by analysts Brit Hume and Juan Williams, along with contirbutions from Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer and more."
10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: "On ABC, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage, with help from correspondents including Jonathan Karl, Jake Tapper, David Muir, Cecilia Vega and more. Plus, Univision’s Jorge Ramos contributes reporting."
10 to 11 p.m.: "On NBC, Brian Williams leads coverage, with contributions from Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Kelly O’Donnell and more."
The 2012 Republican National Convention is hosting 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories, according to the convention's official website. "The convention will also include approximately 15,000 credentialed media — an international press corps second only in size to this summer's London Olympic Games."