LIVE BLOG AND VIDEO: Democratic National Convention convenes in Charlotte

By Kay Steiger
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 16:30 EDT
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The Democratic National Convention opens on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Democratic speaker lineup tonight includes: Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Democratic National Convention Chair Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, actor Kal Penn, fair pay activist Lily Ledbetter, current Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Live blog coverage will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Watch live, courtesy of NBC News, below:

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Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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