Illinois Delegation Faces Full Schedule on Wednesday
After a packed night two at the convention that featured keynote speeches from Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Illinois delegation will be at it again bright and early on Wednesday morning.
California Congressman Darrell Issa is scheduled to speak before the delegation. Issa is one of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics and has referred to her as a "criminal involved in a criminal enterprise."
Delegates will also hear from Illinois Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and John Shimkus.
The delegation is later scheduled to attend a dinner event honoring Republican Illinois Senate Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Leader Jim Durkin, before heading to the Quicken Loans Arena for night three of the Republican National Convention.
Wednesday’s theme is “make America first again.” Headlining speakers, according to the official convention program, include U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and presumptive vice president candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
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