Remarks by The Honorable Bob Taft (OH) as Prepared for Delivery at the 2004 Republican National Convention on Monday, August 30, 2004

Aug 30, 2004, 01:00 ET from 2004 Republican National Convention

    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following are remarks by The
 Honorable Bob Taft (OH) as prepared for delivery at the 2004 Republican
 National Convention:
     Good afternoon. My name is Bob Taft, and I am the Governor of the great
 State of Ohio. Today I stand before you as the Chairman of the Republican
 Governors Association. It is my honor and privilege to share the stage and
 podium that our President of the United States of America, George W. Bush,
 will address you from in a mere four nights. This convention is truly
 democracy at work and a shining example of liberty and the American way.  The
 Republican Governors Association is hard at work spreading and practicing the
 values and policies of our party in States across the country. We currently
 have Republican governors is 28 States, and as their Chairman, I proudly
 announce to you that we are strong and growing stronger!  Republican governors
 represent nearly 60 percent of our country, from California and Hawaii, to
 Massachusetts and Florida. Thank you for your support of these dedicated
 leaders, many of whom will address you in the coming days.
     This year we have 11 races, and with your efforts we will continue to grow
 our majority.
     Our candidates have been working tirelessly to put themselves in a
 position to win in November, in fact many of them are still in their home
 States pounding the pavement today.
     The Republican Governors Association is working closely with all of our
 candidates and believes that their vision, ideas and leadership will carry the
 day on November second.  Thank you for your support.

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