Chris Christie to give keynote at RNC

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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. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the formal announcement was not planned until later today.

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.

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