Florida gets good seats, several speakers at Republican convention

The Florida delegation will get a close-up view of the podium at the Republican National Convention.

The Florida delegation will get a close-up view of the podium at the Republican National Convention.

A view of Quicken Loans Arena during preparations on Friday.

A view of Quicken Loans Arena during preparations on Friday.

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump‘s two home states — New York and Florida — get prime seats in the center section of the floor at next week’s Republican National Convention.

 

Floridians will also be prominent in each night’s roster of speakers.

 

RNC seating chartNew York gets the front seven or eight rows on the floor at the Quicken Loans Arena, with Florida’s 99 delegates behind them.

 

The Post's George Bennett is reporting from Cleveland. Follow PostOnPolitics.com and @gbennettpost on Twitter.

The Post’s George Bennett is reporting from Cleveland. Follow PostOnPolitics.com and @gbennettpost on Twitter.

Floridians speaking at the convention include Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Sharon Day of Fort Lauderdale on Monday night, retired neurosurgeon and West Palm Beach resident Ben Carson on Tuesday and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Wednesday.

 

A schedule released by the convention today does not include speaking times for Florida Gov. Rick Scott or Karen Vaughn, the Martin County mother of a Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

 

Sen. Marco Rubio will also appear on video during the convention.

Elizabeth Magowan of Syracuse, N.Y., helped inflate the approximately 100,000 balloons for the event.

Elizabeth Magowan of Syracuse, N.Y., helped inflate the approximately 100,000 balloons for the event.

 

 

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