Statement from Coburn's Office

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Aug 21, 2008 4:21 PM
Sen. Coburn's office says he was invited to speak at the GOP convention all along. Coburn spokesman John Hart emailed this statement to reporters:
Dr. Coburn is honored to have the opportunity to speak at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, September 2.  Dr. Coburn was invited to speak early in the process but wasn’t listed on the initial schedule because he was working to resolve scheduling conflicts surrounding a family wedding.  Although the program has not been finalized, his remarks will likely focus on earmarks, wasteful spending and the need for real reform in Washington.