This was rumored a few weeks ago, and now it’s official.  Straight-talking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention:
Gov. Chris Christie, who has electrified GOP audiences in appearances across the country, will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this month, party leaders will announce Tuesday. In a statement obtained by The Star-Ledger, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the brash governor, an early supporter of Mitt Romney, is the right choice to rally the party in the effort to defeat President Obama. “As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has proven how bold Republican leadership gets results,” Priebus said. “He has fearlessly tackled his state’s most difficult challenges, while looking out for hardworking taxpayers. He is a leader of principle and conviction, and I am excited to hear him address the Republican National Convention as our keynote speaker.”

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