Sen. Tom Coburn will be speaking at the Republican National Convention, which begins Sept. 1 in Minneapolis, according to a Coburn aide.
Coburn had not been planning on going to the convention because one of his daughters is getting married the following weekend in New York.
But the Muskogee Republican, whose support for Sen. John McCain gave the Arizona presidential candidate credibility among conservatives, rearranged his schedule. He will be speaking on the second night of the convention, Sept. 2.
Coburn’s communications director, John Hart, said Coburn will likely be speaking about wasteful spending and earmarks, the Oklahoman’s signature issue and one on which he and McCain are in total agreement.
Note: The picture shows Coburn with the winter beard he was sporting when he endorsed McCain earlier this year. He’ll be clean-shaven at the convention.