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Rybak to speak at Democratic convention

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, whose national profile has risen in the past year as a spokesman for the left, said that he will have a speaking role at next month's Democratic National Convention. He is one of five vice chairs of the Democratic National Committee. The DNC begins Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C.
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R.T. Rybak will be the first sitting Minneapolis mayor to speak at the Democratic National Convention since Hubert Humphrey delivered a historic civil rights address in 1948, the Star Tribune reports.

The three-term mayor is one of five vice chairs of the Democratic National Committee. He is also president of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors.

The DNC kicks off Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C.

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