Former Vice President Joe Biden will close out the 2020 Democratic National Convention by formally accepting the party's nomination for president Thursday. Biden, who served as VP under Barack Obama, has selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate to challenge President Donald Trump this November.
As with a normal convention, Biden's acceptance speech will conclude the proceedings Thursday night. He is expected to speak live from his home state of Delaware, though the campaign has not announced a venue.
The warm-up for Biden includes several former rivals and close allies. Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will be featured Thursday night. Former 2020 presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker are also on Thursday's agenda.
Several longtime Biden friends and allies made the cut, as well. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the 2004 presidential nominee, has a Tuesday spot. South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, whose endorsement of Biden ahead of the first-in-the-South primary was a turning point in the nominating contest, will appear Monday.
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