This post is part of our coverage of the 2017 state GOP convention in Wisconsin Dells. See the rest of our coverage here.

State GOP Chair Brad Courtney has called this year’s convention to order, setting up a day of speeches.

Gov. Scott Walker will address the convention this morning in an earlier slot than he normally does so he can attend his son Alex’s graduation from UW-Madison.

Alex Walker also will address the convention this morning as Midwest regional vice chair of College Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, meanwhile, won’t be at the convention; he’s attending his son’s graduation from UW-Oshkosh. Neither will U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who was on a delegation to India this week.

Those who will address the convention include: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who’s chairing this year’s event; the GOP members of the congressional delegation; Assembly Speaker Robin Vos; Senate President Roger Roth; state Treasurer Matt Adamczyk; AG Brad Schimel; and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

U.S. Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, and Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, are expected to address the convention via video.

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