RNC Podium: Hutchinson, Rutledge

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two more prominent Arkansas Republicans will be in the spotlight tonight at the party’s national convention.

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge are set to take the podium at the Republican National Convention, now in its second day in Cleveland. According to social media posts, Hutchinson will speak at 7:13 and Rutledge at 7:20.

Hutchinson started his day in Ohio with a speech before the Missouri GOP delegation in Akron, he posted on social media.

CNN reports that at the RNC tonight, business will include officially nominating Trump for president and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for vice president.

The nomination — after the day’s program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET — takes place on a day otherwise focused on the economy.

Perhaps capturing the most attention from political insiders will be House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Endangered Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, one of the few Republicans facing tough re-election match-ups to embrace Trump, will speak, as will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who just lost out in the vice presidential sweepstakes.

Two of Trump’s children are also on the calendar to speak Tuesday night. Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are among the headliners.

Trump is also bringing his own employees onto the stage. Kerry Woolard, the general manager of Trump Winery, will discuss her work alongside the presumptive Republican nominee in a prime-time speaking slot.

The night will also feature a broad range of non-political speakers — including UFC president Dana White, golfer Natalie Gulbis and actress Kimberlin Brown.

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