Jay Love will get chance to speak at RNC

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state Rep. Jay Love of Montgomery is going to get to address the Republican National Convention three days late.

The candidate for the 2nd Congressional District was supposed to address the convention Monday afternoon in St. Paul, Minn.

But then Republican officials decided to trim Monday's schedule due to Hurricane Gustav, and Love got bumped. Now Love says he has been rescheduled for 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

That's just a few hours before John McCain's speech. Love says he plans to talk about how he's proud to be on the Republican ticket with McCain and what the differences are between Democrats and Republicans.

"I am truly honored to be able to speak before my fellow Republicans representing the people the 2nd Congressional District, and really the whole state," said Love. "It is a tremendous opportunity to spell out just what's at stake in this election. I love this country - and there is a real difference between where the Democrats and Republicans want to lead it. I running to provide strong, conservative, Republican leadership to keep taxes low, protect our country and get things done. That should come across loud and clear from St. Paul."

Love faces Democrat Bobby Bright in the general election.

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