Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has snagged a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The DNC will announce Rybak’s speaking role later today, but the speaking gig was confirmed by a Rybak aide.
Rybak is a vice chair of the DNC and has been a vocal backer of President Obama. The date, time and topic for Rybak’s speech are still being worked out.
Democrats will gather in Charlotte from Sept. 4 through Sept. 6. Their main order of business will be to nominate President Obama for reelection.
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