Rising GOP stars announced as convention speakers

Texas GOP Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a number of other rising GOP stars will join the slate of speakers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., later this month.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced the new details in a tweet on Wednesday morning, adding to the growing list of Republicans who will address the convention. Priebus also said Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño, Florida Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi and Georgia Attorney Gen. Sam Olens will speak.

“These five remarkable individuals will bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to the convention stage in Tampa, where they will voice their support for Gov. Mitt Romney," Priebus said in a statement.

A number of other GOP heavy-hitters have been announced as convention speakers, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Arizona Sen. John McCain. RNC planners have not yet announced their keynote speaker, however, and the release on the RNC website promises that more speakers, including that keynote, will be announced in the upcoming days.