What to Know
- Several top Republicans from the state of Florida will be speaking Wednesday at the GOP Convention in Cleveland.
The third night of the Republican National Convention will have a Sunshine State feel as several of Florida’s leading members of the GOP will be speaking before the crowd – either in person or by video.
The night’s program, with the theme “Make America Work Again”, will feature speeches by both Florida Governor Rick Scott and the state’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi. Scott was at one point thought to be on the list of potential vice presidential nominees for Donald Trump before saying he was not interested.
Bondi, an early supporter of Trump, came under fire recently with reports she asked for money from Trump shortly before Bondi was to decide whether or not to join a lawsuit filed by the state of New York and others against Trump University. Bondi received $25,000 and the state decided against joining the case.
Also schedule to appear on video is Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who was one of the final candidates to drop out of the GOP race early this year. He will be joined by two other candidates defeated by Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
The night’s speakers will also include another one of Trump’s children, Eric, as well as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the party’s nominee for Vice President, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.