Democrats' Guide to the GOP Convention: Thursday Night

Here's everything you need to know on the last night of the Republican National Convention.

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The Republican National Convention culminates tonight with remarks by the presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Here are the other faces you'll see tonight:

Connie Mack


You know him because: He's a U.S. representative and Senate candidate from Florida.
Republicans love him because: He strongly opposes federal bailouts, and cosponsored an amendment to the constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.
Democrats don't like him because: He signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and refuses to raise taxes. Newt Gingrich


You know him because: He was a representative from Georgia, the speaker of the House, and a 2012 Republican presidential candidate.
He doesn't want you to remember: He has had multiple affairs and cheated on his wives (he's been married three times), but campaigns on conservative family values.
Republicans love him because: In 1994 he helped write the Contract with America, a Republican document advocating lower taxes and a smaller government. The party gained a congressional majority for the first time since the 1950s and the contract was considered a great success for the conservative movement as a whole.
Democrats don't like him because: He signed the "Personhood USA pledge" and does not support abortion under any circumstance. [See a Slideshow of the 11 Most Memorable Political Convention Speeches.]

Callista Gingrich


You know her because: She's the wife of Newt Gingrich.
She doesn't want you to remember: She testified in her husband's divorce proceedings that they had a six-year affair while he was still married to his previous wife. Craig Romney


You know him because: He's the son of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Republicans love him because: He speaks Spanish and can directly appeal to Latino voters on behalf of his father. Jeb Bush


You know him because: He's a former governor of Florida, the son of former President George H.W. Bush, and the brother of former President George W. Bush.
He doesn't want you to remember: He recently criticized the Republican Party for its extreme partisanship and refusal to find common ground with Democrats.
Republicans love him because: Bush was a popular governor of the diverse state of Florida, appealing to Latino, African-American, and Jewish voters, and has been effective at getting members of those groups to support the GOP.
Democrats don't like him because: He supports capital punishment and executed 21 people while in office. [See a collection of political cartoons on the Republican Party.]

Bob White


You know him because: He's the chairman of the Romney for President campaign.
Republicans love him because: He was one of Romney's partners at Bain Capital and has been a part of each of Romney's political campaigns. Grant Bennett


You know him because: He was a bishop at the Belmont meetinghouse in Massachusetts, after Romney led the Mormon congregation. Tom Stemberg


You know him because: He founded office supply chain Staples.
Republicans love him because: Romney and Bain Capital backed Stemberg's business, and he's been a vocal defendant of Romney's record at the venture capital firm and emphasizes the value of Romney's experience in the private sector. Kerry Healey


You know her because: She's served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts under Romney.
Republicans love her because: She helped Romney eliminate a $600 million gap in the Massachusetts state budget with her Municipal Relief Act. [See a collection of political cartoons on the 2012 campaign.]

Jane Edmonds


You know her because: She served as Massachusetts secretary of Labor and Workforce under Romney. Michael Eruzione


You know him because: He's captain of the 1980 Olympic gold men's hockey team. Derek Parra


You know him because: He's an Olympic gold medal speed skater. Kim Rhode


You know her because: She's an Olympic gold medal skeet shooter. [See a collection of political cartoons on Mitt Romney.]

Marco Rubio


You know him because: He's a senator from Florida.
He doesn't want you to remember: During his campaign, Rubio used the narrative that his parents fled Cuba in 1959 to escape dictator Fidel Castro, when in fact they migrated in 1956 and were not political refugees.