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DNC closes first night with Michelle Obama firing up Dems

Democrats closed out the first full day of their convention with speeches that attacked Mitt Romney and painted a personal portrait of President Barack Obama.

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Here is the current schedule released by the DNC with a list of speakers to appear tonight.

Wednesday, September 5

Starting at 5 p.m.

  • Call to order: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Illinois)
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (Colorado)
  • John Perez, California State Assembly speaker
  • Mayor Thomas Menino (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (California)
  • Steve Westly, former California state controller
  • Rep. John Larson (Connecticut)
  • Ken Myers, deputy sheriff (Carroll County, Iowa)

6 p.m.

  • Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president
  • Rep. Steve Israel (New York)
  • Sen. Patty Murray (Washington)
  • Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico)
  • Tom Steyer, Advanced Energy Economy co-founder
  • Sen. Charles Schumer (New York)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (California)
  • Rep. Al Green (Texas)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)
  • Gov. Dannel Malloy (Connecticut)

7 p.m.

  • Denise Juneau, Montana Office of Public Instruction superintendent
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (California)
  • Tom Vilsack
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Maryland)
  • Arne Duncan
  • Johanny Adames
  • Jim Hunt, former North Carolina governor
  • Harvey Gantt, former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

7 p.m.

  • Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Bruce
  • Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (Maryland)
  • Rep. Barney Frank (Massachusetts)
  • Ed Meagher
  • Gen. Eric Shinseki
  • Mayor Michael Nutter (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colorado)
  • Simone Campbell, NETWORK executive director
  • Gov. Jack Markell (Delaware)

9 p.m.

  • Karen Mills
  • Bull Butcher
  • Kamala Harris, California attorney general
  • Benita Veliz
  • Cristina Saralegui
  • Sandra Fluke
  • Austin Ligon, Co-founder and retired CEO of CarMax
  • Karen Eusanio
  • Bob King, UAW president
  • Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt and David Foster
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Maryland)

10 p.m.

  • Jim Senegal, Costco founder and former CEO
  • Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senate candidate (Massachusetts)
  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • President Bill Clinton
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