DNC hosts D.C. area lawmakers, among others

      The D.C. area will be well-represented during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina the week of September 3, 2012.

      Among the speakers named for the convention are:

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
      California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
      Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
      Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
      U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
      Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
      Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
      Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland

      Previously announced speakers include President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, the DNCC said in a statement.

      The DNCC will unveil additional convention program details and speakers in the coming days.