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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Wednesday night's speakers at the Republican National Convention focused on the theme: "Make America First Again."

Wednesday is the third day of the RNC in Cleveland.

Several speeches were very intense and really got the crowd excited, including those from Ohio pastor Darrell Scott and Ted Cruz.

Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump during his speech.

Donald Trump's son Eric Trump also spoke.

I want to thank my father for the life he’s provided me. For the life that he’s provided to my family and the life he has provided to all of our employees around the world. I want to thank my father for the life that he’s enabled me to provide for my future children, as my beautiful wife, Lara and I, start thinking about that next amazing chapter of our lives.

"To the single-mother, to families with special needs children, to middle class families who can no longer afford medical benefits, my father is running for you."

Tonight's speakers included:
Laura Ingraham, Radio Host; Phil Ruffin, Businessman; Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida; Eileen Collins, Astronaut (retired); Michelle Van Etten, Small Business Owner; Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, Jr.; Darrell Scott, Pastor; Harold Hamm, Continental Resources; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; Lynne Patton, The Eric Trump Foundation; U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida); U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization; Newt & Callista Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House and his wife; Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Presumptive candidate for Vice President.

Here are a few portions from some of tonight's speeches:

Florida Governor Rick Scott
“I cried with the grieving moms and dads and brothers and sisters of the 49 people slaughtered by an ISIS-inspired terrorist. This war is real. It is here in America. And the next president must destroy this evil. Donald Trump is the man for that job.”

“Today, America is in terrible, world-record-high debt. Our economy is not growing. Our jobs are going overseas. We have allowed our military to decay, and we project weakness on the international stage. Washington grows while the rest of America struggles. The Democrats have not led us to a crossroads, they have led us to a cliff.”

 

Michelle Van Etten, Small Business Owner
“We need a president who is businessman, not a Hillary-crat. Who understands small businesses are the backbone of America. Who will not raise taxes. Who will repeal Obamacare so small businesses can start offering insurance to their employees again. Who will end common core and protect our children’s education. Who will encourage creativity and innovation. Who will bring manufacturing back to America. Who will make America great and safe again.”

Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
“Critics may say I’m just a well-to-do supporter of Donald Trump. They don’t know about the 13th child of sharecroppers who was inspired by Vo-Ag [vocational agriculture] teacher, Jim Hunter. I couldn’t start school before the first snow or Christmas – whichever came first – because I was pulling cotton to feed our family. My first memories are picking cotton barefoot.

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