Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
Gov. Bobby Jindal's appearance at the Republican National Convention will come on Aug. 28, the GOP announced Tuesday, with Jindal sharing the stage with party heavyweights Chris Cristie and Rick Santorum.
Convention organizers have been releasing day-by-day schedules for the convention, which opens Monday in Tampa.
Jindal's appearance as a headliner was unveiled Tuesday morning via the convention's smart phone app. He joins a slate of other Republican governors speaking on the same night.
While Jindal is listed as one of the evening speakers, it is not clear what time his remarks will be scheduled. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the marquee speaker on Aug. 28, designed to deliver the most audience between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. central, when the major television networks will offer coverage. It is the first of three nights of CBS network coverage, for example, with coverage each night at 9 p.m. on WWL-TV.
Other speakers on Aug. 28 include Santorum (who dropped out of the presidential race earlier this year), New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and four other Republican governors:Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who is listed as speaking just before Christie.
Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan are expected to be nominated on Aug. 30, with both delivering speeches that night. The night's schedule is expected to be released Wednesday.