TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month.

The GOP announced Thursday that he, along with Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are expected to address delegates during the Aug. 27-30 convention.

Former 2008 Democratic National Convention Speaker Artur Davis -- who has since joined the Republican Party -- and Florida Congressman Connie Mack IV -- who won the Republican nomination for the Senate race on Aug. 14 -- are also scheduled to speak.

McDonnell is chairman of the Republican Governors Association and chairman of the Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions, commonly known as the Platform Committee.

In a statement released by the RNC, McDonnell said it's time for a change in America.

'Governor Romney is a proven job-creator who knows that in order to grow our national economy, government has to be run like a business - we need to cut spending, demand accountability and results, and live within our means. It has worked in Virginia and it will work for America. Mitt Romney will get America back on track and Americans back to work.'

AP-WF-08-16-12 1421GMT

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