Senator Bob Casey to speak at the DNC

August 14, 2008 5:33:43 PM PDT
Democratic officials say Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who opposes abortion rights, will be a featured speaker at the party's national convention in Denver.

Casey is set to speak during the convention's Tuesday night session.

Casey is the son of the late Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey, who was not given a marquee speaking spot at the 1992 convention because of his anti-abortion views.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama supports abortion rights.

Casey endorsed Obama over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and campaigned with Obama throughout Pennsylvania.

Neither Casey nor the Obama campaign indicated what would be the topic of the speech. ---
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