Dr. Dan Benishek announced today that he has been invited to address the Republican National Convention when it convenes in Tampa on August 27. Offered a speaking spot on the opening day of the convention, Dr. Benishek is one of a small group of congressmen and candidates who have been invited to address the convention.
"A little over two years ago I was treating patients in rural northern Michigan, never thinking that I would run for public office. Now, two years later, I have the honor of addressing the Republican National Convention," said Dr. Dan. "I am excited to share with the country the beliefs and principles of Northern Michigan. The values I heard on my recent "100 in 100" tour -- where I toured 100 businesses in 100 days -- are the same that are being discussed in the presidential race; less government intervention in private enterprise, lower taxes, and on a repeal of the job killing healthcare law."
"We're extremely pleased that Dr. Benishek will be able to address those gathered at the convention," said convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris.
"The candidates who will be speaking, like the many others running for office across the country, represent the future of our party and a better future for our country," said Harris. "Their participation will help inspire enthusiasm for Republicans up and down the ticket."
Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the Republican Convention, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.