WASHINGTON – In a nod to onetime vice presidential contenders, the Republican convention has given key roles to Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
Christie will deliver the keynote address while Rubio, a conservative favorite, will introduce Romney on Aug. 30, the final night of the gathering in Tampa.
Announcing the lineup, Republican National Convention Chairman Reince Priebus called Christie “a leader of principle and conviction,” and Rubio “one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders.”
Christie said it was an honor to deliver the convention’s keynote address.
“The challenges we face as a country are great and require the honesty and boldness of the Romney-Ryan team,” Christie said.