This year’s selection of speakers each have support from differing bases around the country and within the party, as Republicans attempt to broaden their appeal to voters.
Artur Davis Former Rep. Artur Davis, who served in the House as a Democrat from Alabama from 2003 to 2011, says he has been given a speaking slot at the Aug. 27-30 Republican National Convention in Tampa. At the 2008 Democratic convention, Davis officially seconded President Obama’s nomination. He has since become a vocal supporter of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo