TAMPA, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention later this month.
“As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has proven how bold Republican leadership gets results. He has fearlessly tackled his state’s most difficult challenges, while looking out for hardworking taxpayers,” said Priebus. “He is a leader of principle and conviction, and I am excited to hear him address the Republican National Convention as our keynote speaker.”
“It is an honor to be able to address our party and our nation in just a few short weeks,” said Christie. “The challenges we face as a country are great and require the honesty and boldness of the Romney-Ryan team. We have an opportunity in Tampa to make clear that if we tell each other the hard truths, tackle the big problems, and make bold choices, we will see America’s comeback.”
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from Aug. 27-30. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.