WASHINGTON--New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney,
"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. He is a leader of principle and conviction, and I am excited to hear him address the Republican National Convention as our keynote speaker. Governor Christie will make the case for America's Comeback Team and will rally our party and country in support of the Romney-Ryan ticket," said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
"Senator Marco Rubio is without a doubt one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders, and I am excited to announce that he will introduce Governor Romney at the Republican National Convention," said Priebus said.
The Republican convention is gaveled to order in Tampa starting Aug. 27 and Romney accepts the nomination on Aug. 30.