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Here's the list of speakers at the Republican National Convention

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and nearly all of Donald Trump's family members will speak at the Republican National Convention, the party announced Thursday.  However, several Trump supporters who were the object of speculation are absent from the list, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, boxing promoter Don King, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, famed college basketball coach Bobby Knight and vice presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.).

Here's a list of the speakers.

Trump's GOP primary rivals: 

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  • Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
  • former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson

Members of Congress:

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.)
  • Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.)
  • Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

Other political leaders:

  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
  • former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich 
  • Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
  • Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
  • Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
  • Florida Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi
  • former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • former U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey
  • Arkansas Atty. Gen. Leslie Rutledge
  • retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
  • Co-Chairman of the RNC Sharon Day
  • College RNC National Chairman Alex Smith
  • NRA lobbyist Chris Cox
  • National Diversity Coalition for Trump advisor Dr. Lisa Shin

Survivors of the Benghazi attacks:

  • Mark Geist
  • John Tiegen
  • Pat Smith (mother of Sean Smith, who was killed)

Trump family members:

  • wife Melania Trump
  • son Donald Trump Jr.
  • son Eric Trump
  • daughter Ivanka Trump
  • daughter Tiffany Trump

Religious leaders:

  • Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. 
  • Rabbi Haskel Lookstein (Lookstein said later that he won't speak)
  • Pastor Mark Burns
  • Pastor Darrell Scott 

Military family and members:

  • Karen Vaughn, mother of slain Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn
  • Kathryn Gates-Skipper, co-chair of Florida Veterans for Donald Trump, first female combat Marine
  • Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL known as "the Lone Survivor"

Celebrities, athletes, business and other leaders:

  • venture capitalist Peter Thiel
  • real estate investor Tom Barrack
  • general manager of Trump Winery Kerry Woolard 
  • actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. 
  • Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin
  • soap opera actress and avocado farmer Kimberlin Brown
  • Businesswoman Michelle Van Etten
  • oil entrepreneur Harold Hamm
  • Vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation Lynne Patton
  • pro golfer Natalie Gulbis
  • UFC President Dana White
  • retired astronaut Eileen Collins
  • formerly paralyzed Michigan football player Brock Mealer
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

An earlier version of this post misidentified Darrell Scott and incorrectly listed Tim Tebow as a speaker. Scott is a pastor, and Tebow has said his announced appearance was a rumor.

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