One congressional hopeful from Pennsylvania is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention next week.
In a statement to PoliticsPA, Parnell described the opportunity as an “honor” and talked about the message he intends to bring to the national audience.
“It’s an honor to be invited by the president of the United States to speak at the Republican national convention,” Parnell said. “We need leaders who will step up and defend freedom on all fronts and I look forward to bringing that message to the national stage.”
Parnell and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem were the lone lawmakers announced in this specific rollout, although several other speakers were included in this report.
Before Parnell has the opportunity to address the nation next week, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny), who he is attempting to unseat, will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight. Lamb is being dubbed as one of the 17 “rising stars” within the party that will deliver the keynote address at the convention on Tuesday evening. Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia) and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) will also provide the keynote tonight, making Pennsylvania the only state that has three speakers for tonight’s “rising stars” keynote address at the DNC.
President Donald Trump endorsed Parnell during the GOP primary and often shouts out in PA-centric addresses. Parnell was the lone congressional hopeful that Trump shouted out in his most recent PA tele-rally earlier in August.