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  N.J. Governor Christie Will Keynote Republican Convention
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Last EditedRP  Aug 14, 2012 09:18am
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AuthorTerrence Dopp and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
News DateTuesday, August 14, 2012 12:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionChris Christie, the New Jersey governor who last year spurned pleas from fellow Republicans to make a bid for the White House, will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said.

“As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has proven how bold Republican leadership gets results,” Priebus said in a statement. “He has fearlessly tackled his state’s most difficult challenges, while looking out for hardworking taxpayers.”

In an interview with USA Today in advance of the formal announcement, Christie said he would “try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we’re in and and the fact that fixing these problems is not going to be easy for any of them.” USA Today earlier reported his selection as keynote speaker.
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