RNC 2016 Speaker List: Here's Who's Speaking on Each Day of the Republican Convention

AP

What, no empty chair? And no Mike Pence?

The Republican National Convention speaker list is filling out ahead of the big event's Monday kickoff in Cleveland, and it's as notable for who's not on it as who is.

Absent from the list: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who's being widely reported as presumptive nominee Donald Trump's pick for a running mate.

Scheduled to be in attendance at the Quicken Loans Arena are a slew of Trump's former rivals for the GOP nomination, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

He'll also be joined by his wife, Melania, and his children. 

Marquee Republican figures slated to take the stage include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Source: Gene J. Puskar/AP
Source: Gene J. Puskar/AP

The wide-ranging list also includes the first female space shuttle mission commander, Eileen Collins and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White. 

Not on the roster: Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, 2012 presidential nominee and Trump critic Mitt Romney, or either of the former Presidents George Bush.

"The initial list of speakers has the Trump family and people who have worked for Mr. Trump — those who can speak to the man himself," convention organizers said in a Thursday email.

"The list includes interesting people who have done interesting things — self-made people like businessmen, athletes, an astronaut, television stars, along with rising stars in the Republican Party from the first female College Republican chair to governors, senators and members of Congress."

Source: Gene J. Puskar/AP
Source: Gene J. Puskar/AP

The organizers of the convention, which begins Monday, added in the email, "There will be more to come today — including announcing the programming that will be coming via video. The first two: Marco Rubio and Bobby Knight."

The New York Times previously reported the lineup would include "a night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct."

While a complete line-up by day hasn't been announced yet, the Times reported the following breakdown.

Monday night

Sen. Tom Cotton

Rudy Giulani

Melania Trump

Sen. Joni Ernst

Tuesday night

Dana White

Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Tiffany Trump

Donald Trump Jr.

Gov. Scott Walker

Wednesday night

Pam Bondi

Eileen Collins

Newt Gingrich

Sen. Ted Cruz

Eric Trump

Natalie Gulbis

Vice Presidential nominee (Mike Pence?)

Thursday night

Tim Tebow

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

Gov. Mary Fallin

Reince Priebus

Gov. Rick Scott

Peter Thiel

Thomas Barrack Jr.

Ivanka Trump

Donald Trump

Here's the full list as of early Thursday afternoon:

Pastor Mark Burns                                  

Phil Ruffin

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Pat Smith

Mark Geist

John Tiegen

Congressman Michael McCaul

Sheriff David Clarke

Congressman Sean Duffy

Darryl Glenn

Sen. Tom Cotton

Karen Vaughn                         

Gov. Mike Huckabee

Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Melania Trump

Sen. Joni Ernst

Kathryn Gates-Skipper                            

Marcus Luttrell

Dana White             

Gov. Asa Hutchinson   

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge    

Michael Mukasey 

Andy Wist          

Sen. Jeff Sessions        

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn   

Alex Smith         

Speaker Paul Ryan    

Congressman Kevin McCarthy 

Kerry Woolard 

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito 

Dr. Ben Carson

Co-Chair Sharon Day

Natalie Gulbis

Kimberlin Brown

Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Peter Thiel

Eileen Collins

Senator Ted Cruz

Newt Gingrich

Michelle Van Etten

Lynne Patton

Eric Trump

Harold Hamm

Congressman Chris Collins

Brock Mealer

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

Gov. Mary Fallin

Darrell Scott

Lisa Shin

Gov. Rick Scott

Chairman Reince Priebus

Tom Barrack

Ivanka Trump

Attorney General Pam Bondi

Jerry Falwell Jr.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Chris Cox

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Tiffany Trump

Gov. Chris Christie

Donald J. Trump Jr.

Gov. Scott Walker

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