Elizabeth Warren among those added to updated list of Democratic National Convention speakers

 (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was left off the initial rundown of Democratic National Convention speakers, will address attendees at next week's gathering in Philadelphia. 

The Massachusetts senator, whose populist messages about income inequality and the abuses of Wall Street earn her great admiration among liberals, was added on Thursday to the official list of speakers. 

Warren, who is serving her first term in the Senate, recently visited with Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, about becoming her running mate. 

In addition to Warren, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who is on a short-list to become Clinton's No. 2, will speak at the convention.

Clinton is expected to announce her running mate in next the several days. 

Others speakers include Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who both represent key battleground states. 

Next week's primetime speaking line-up is as follows: 

Monday: First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Astrid Silva. Silva is a "Dreamer" from Nevada who will talk about her personal immigration story and her activism.  

Tuesday: Former President Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

Wednesday: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Thursday: Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

Below are more prominent Democratic names who were added to the list on Thursday and who will address the convention: 

  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
  • Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas
  • U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe 
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire

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