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Strickland to speak at party's convention

Democrats add ex-Ohio governor to list

COLUMBUS -- Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, still mentioned as a potential candidate for his old job, has been added to the list of speakers at the Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte during Labor Day week.

This follows the recent announcement that current Republican Gov. John Kasich, who defeated Mr. Strickland in 2010, will be among those speaking to a national audience at the GOP convention in Tampa the week before.

The Democrats' latest list of speakers also includes Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief-of-staff; Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine; U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John Kerry; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper; and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

The Democratic National Convention Committee had already announced that first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton are also among those who will speak in person at the convention while former President Jimmy Carter will appear via video.

The convention will run Sept. 3-6, ending with Vice President Joe Biden speaking and Mr. Obama's acceptance of his party's nomination at Bank of America Stadium.

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