Wednesday's Republican National Convention headline speaker is vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, but the evening will be kicked off by a Massachusetts singer.
As WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports from Tampa, Fla.:
Sen. Scott Brown's daughter, Ayla Brown, will sing the National Anthem to open Wednesday's program, but her father won’t be in the hall to hear it.
The senator won’t arrive at the convention until Thursday to hear Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.
Brown has no speaking role at the convention and is spending part of the week fulfilling his National Guard duties.
With Wednesday night’s main speaker, Massachusetts delegate Michael Morales said he hopes Ryan focuses on the debt.
"I want to hear him talk about how he’s doing to reduce the debt, because for me that’s a huge issue in this country and that’s what’s gotten me politically involved," Morales said.
This program aired on August 29, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.