RELEASE from RNC Committee on Arrangements
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces
Governor Chris Christie as GOP Convention Keynote Speaker
Tampa, Fla. - Republican
Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the Republican
National Convention August 27-30.
"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 Chairman Priebus.
"It is an honor to be able to address our
party and our nation in just a few short weeks. 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," said Governor Christie.
"Chris Christie is a national leader
Republican Party. His leadership proves how the common-sense principles
of reducing spending and cutting taxes works in New Jersey and will
work for America," said Republican National Convention Chief Executive
Officer William Harris.
Governor Chris Christie Bio
Chris Christie was sworn in as governor of New Jersey on January 19,
Since taking office, Governor Christie has
taken action on an aggressive reform agenda to restore fiscal integrity
and accountability to state and local government, combat New Jersey's
highest in the nation property taxes, institute historic reform of the
state's pension and health benefits system, and bring about necessary
changes to public education in order to identify and turn around
failing schools and give every child access to a quality education.
Under Governor Christie, New Jersey
drawn national attention for taking on the biggest, toughest challenges
facing the state with real solutions and bipartisan cooperation.
A lifelong New Jerseyan, Governor Chris
Christie, 49, has a deep affection for and strong commitment to the
state in which he has spent his entire life.
About the 2012
Republican National Convention
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