TAMPA, Fla. - Gov. Brian Sandoval will speak Tuesday in prime time to the Republican National Convention, according to a revised schedule released on Sunday after Tropical Storm Isaac changed GOP plans.
Sandoval will speak at 6 p.m. PDT, the same time he would have addressed the meeting on Monday before convention organizers scrubbed the first day’s events because the storm may cause havoc in Tampa.
Sandoval will join a line up of Republican governors addressing the convention Tuesday evening.
He’ll speak after governors John Kasich of Ohio, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. After Sandoval speaks, he’ll be followed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Sandoval is Nevada’s first Hispanic governor. He’s among a new crop of Repubican state leaders being touted by the GOP as the future of the party.
He said on Saturday he would talk about how hard hit Nevada has been by the economic recession with the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12 percent. He said President Barack Obama hasn’t done enough to boost business and job growth and that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would do a better job.
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