Ex-President Carter added to convention program

Former President Jimmy Carter, known in recent years for controversial comments about the Middle East, and yet more potential running mates for Democratic presidential candidate Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHow Obama can win back millions of Trump voters for Biden Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump MORE have been added to the program for next week's Democratic convention.

Carter is scheduled to speak on Monday, Aug. 25th, when he will be joined by Illinois state politicians and Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources MORE.

The potential vice presidential candidates added to Wednesday's list include Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedSenate Dems request briefing on Russian bounty wire transfers Overnight Defense: Democrats blast Trump handling of Russian bounty intel | Pentagon leaders set for House hearing July 9 | Trump moves forward with plan for Germany drawdown Top Senate Democrats request Esper, Pompeo testify over Russian bounties reports MORE (R.I.), former Majority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) and 2004 Democratic nominee Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryWesley Clark says Trump not serving in Vietnam 'might have been for the best' in light of Russian bounty reports Juan Williams: Time for boldness from Biden The Memo: Trump's 2020 path gets steeper MORE (Mass.).

Convention organizers said that names are still being added, "including the program for the final night of the convention and the names of the first-time delegates and everyday Americans who will be central to the convention program."

Of course, the speaker who continues to be the biggest question mark of the week is that of Obama's running mate. The Illinois Democrat is expected to name his pick later this week.