Christie Tapped To Give GOP Keynote At Convention

7 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 13 2012 Aug 13, 2012 Monday, August 13, 2012 10:40:45 PM CDT August 13, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving the keynote address at the Republicans' national convention later this month.

Republican officials directly involved in the planning say Christie will speak during the confab in Tampa, Fla. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the formal announcement was not planned until later Tuesday.

Christie, a first-term governor known for his blunt and sometimes acerbic tone, is already a favorite among fiscal conservatives in the party. Some urged him to seek the presidential nomination. He declined and endorsed Romney.

The speaking announcement was first reported on USA Today's website early Tuesday.

 

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