Sen. Cotton, Gov. Hutchinson, AG Rutledge in GOP Convention primetime; Huckabee not listed

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The Republican National Convention has released its schedule of prime-time convention speakers, with three Arkansans included.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is one of 26 speakers scheduled to speak Monday night, July 18, when the theme will be “Make America Safe Again.” Also speaking that night are Donald Trump’s wife, Melania; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; and “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge are two of 19 candidates scheduled to speak on Tuesday night, July 19, when the theme will be “Make America Work Again.” Other speakers include Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Dr. Ben Carson; and Ultimate Fight Championship President Dana White.

The theme for Wednesday, July 20, will be “Make America First Again.” Speakers include Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Newt and Callista Gingrich; and Donald Trump’s presumed running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump speaks on Thursday, July 21, with the theme being “Make America One Again.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who on Thursday had been announced by the Republican Party as a convention speaker, was not included in the primetime lineup announced Sunday.

Following is the complete list of prime-time speakers by day.

• Monday
Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander, star of Duck Dynasty
Gov. Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas
Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
Scott Baio, actor and Television Producer
Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim, Sean Smith
Mark Geist, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Fought in Battle of Benghazi
John Tiegen, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Fought in Battle of Benghazi
Kent Terry and Kelly Terry-Willis, The Brian Terry Foundation
Antonio Sabato, Jr., Actor
Mary Ann Mendoza, Immigration Reform Advocate
Sabine Durden, Immigration Reform Advocate
Jamiel Shaw, Immigration Reform Advocate
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, Texas
David Clarke, Sheriff of Milwaukee County
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, Wisconsin
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton
Karen Vaughn, mother of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
Melania Trump, Businesswoman and Wife of Donald Trump
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, U.S. Army (ret.)
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
Jason Beardsley, Concerned Veterans for America
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, Montana

• Tuesday
Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee
Dana White, President, UFC
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchison, Governor of Arkansas
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Michael Mukasey, Former Attorney General
Andy Wist, Businessman
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc.
Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action
Natalie Gulbis, Golfer, LPGA
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Wisconsin
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Tiffany Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump
Kerry Woolard, General Manager, Trump Winery
Donald Trump, Jr., son of Donald Trump and EVP, The Trump Organization
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.
Dr. Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon
Kimberlin Brown, Actor

• Wednesday
Laura Ingraham, Radio Host
Phil Ruffin, Businessman
Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida
Eileen Collins, Astronaut (retired)
Michelle Van Etten, Small Business Owner
Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, Jr.
Darrell Scott, Pastor
Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Lynne Patton, The Eric Trump Foundation
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization
Newt & Callista Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House and his wife
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, presumptive candidate for Vice President

• Thursday
Brock Mealer, Motivational Speaker
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin
Dr. Lisa Shin, National Diversity Coalition for Trump
Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman
Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University and evangelical leader
Peter Thiel, Venture Capitalist
Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital
Ivanka Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump and EVP at the Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump, Republican presumptive candidate for President of the United States