More big-name Republicans are coming to North Carolina for the state GOP convention this June.
The party announced former Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma will keynote the governor's reception June 7. "J.C. is not only a visionary and a bold advocate for conservative principles, but he is also a man of great humility and integrity,” said state Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes in a statement.
The party announced a day earlier that Karl Rove would keynote the Saturday dinner banquet at the convention in Charlotte. More special guests are expected to be announced in coming days.