GOP unveils list of speakers for next week's convention
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE's family members, close political associates and several celebrities will be among those speaking at next week's GOP convention in Cleveland.

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Republican National Convention CEO Jeff Larson early Thursday released a partial list naming more than 60 individuals including Trump's wife, Melania, Trump's four adult children and political figures he's grown close to during the campaign.

Trump's children — Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany and Donald Jr. — are on the list, which also includes possible Trump running mates former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, also rumored to be a finalist to share the GOP ticket with Trump, is not on the list. A prime speaking slot is usually reserved for the vice presidential nominee.

Several speakers have been selected to generate media buzz around the event: Retired astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle, is scheduled to speak. Football star Tim Tebow, who was reported to have a speaking slot, announced Thursday night that he would not be making an appearance.

Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal; real estate investor Tom Barrack; and Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin will represent the tech and business communities.

Several scheduled speakers are expected to focus on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks, which Trump has used to knock Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE, who was secretary of State at the time. Mark Geist and John Tiegen were involved in security and survived the attack on the U.S. compound in Libya.

Some of the speakers had already indicated they would appear at the convention, including Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump looms over Senate's anti-Asian hate crimes battle Republicans who backed Trump impeachment see fundraising boost US has seen 45 mass shootings in the past month MORE (Texas), Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonHillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Republican lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok on federal devices MORE (Ark.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Ben Carson, who has served as a surrogate for Trump after ending his own White House bid, will also speak.

Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGarland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE (Ala.), a Trump adviser and early backer, will also speak, as well as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Money: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC | Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week | Top Republican on House tax panel to retire Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world MORE (Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoOn The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump official delayed releasing information on cancer-linked chemical in Illinois: watchdog | Advocacy groups say tech giants need to 'step it up' on sustainability |  GOP senator: Raising corporate taxes is a 'non-starter' Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats MORE (W.Va.).

Others include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who clashed on CNN with Anderson Cooper after the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting last month; Colorado GOP Senate candidate Darryl Glenn; and the general manager of the Trump Winery in Virginia, Kerry Woolard.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is scheduled to take the stage along with Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyLobbying world CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Bottom line MORE (Wis.) and Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha Blackburn2024 GOP White House hopefuls lead opposition to Biden Cabinet Blackburn introduces bill to require migrant DNA testing at border Bottom line MORE (Tenn.), along with Trump backers Reps. Chris Collins (N.Y.) and Ryan Zinke (Mont.).

GOP CONVENTION SPEAKERS:

Pastor Mark Burns
Phil Ruffin
Congressman Ryan Zinke
Pat Smith
Mark Geist
John Tiegen
Congressman Michael McCaul
Sheriff David Clarke
Congressman Sean Duffy
Darryl Glenn
Senator Tom Cotton
Karen Vaughn
Governor Mike Huckabee
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Melania Trump
Senator Joni Ernst
Kathryn Gates-Skipper
Marcus Luttrell
Dana White
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Michael Mukasey
Andy Wist
Senator Jeff Sessions
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Alex Smith
Speaker Paul Ryan
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Kerry Woolard .
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Dr. Ben Carson
Co-Chair Sharon Day
Natalie Gulbis
Kimberlin Brown
Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Peter Thiel
Eileen Collins
Senator Ted Cruz
Newt Gingrich
Michelle Van Etten
Lynne Patton
Eric Trump
Harold Hamm
Congressman Chris Collins
Brock Mealer
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
Governor Mary Fallin
Darrell Scott
Lisa Shin
Governor Rick Scott
Chairman Reince Priebus
Tom Barrack
Ivanka Trump
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Jerry Falwell Jr.
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Chris Cox
Senator Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump looms over Senate's anti-Asian hate crimes battle Appointing a credible, non-partisan Jan. 6 commission should not be difficult Why President Biden is all-in in infrastructure MORE
Tiffany Trump
Governor Chris Christie
Donald J. Trump Jr.
Governor Scott Walker

Updated at 11 p.m.