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Xavier Becerra gets bumped from Tuesday night DNC lineup — to primetime

Becerra's speech was bumped Tuesday night, but there appears to be a happy ending.
Becerra's speech was bumped Tuesday night, but there appears to be a happy ending. Kris Connor/Getty Images

They bumped Congressman Xavier Becerra's speech Tuesday night, but there appears to be a happy ending.

The L.A. Democrat was scheduled to speak just before 9 p.m. (Eastern time), but — Democrats being Democrats — they were running late.  And suddenly Becerra disappeared from the schedule.  They skipped him.

Becerra was asked to be the good soldier and sit down tonight.  This from a Democratic official:

“Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm in the arena and extended applauses, Rep. Becerra generously agreed to move his speech to Thursday.”

There's a silver lining to the rainy day story. Becerra's speech has been rescheduled to the night most Americans watch a convention: the night the President speaks, Thursday night. 

Another Democratic Latino in the spotlight.

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