New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention later this month in Tampa.
The Republican National Committee made the official announcement Tuesday.
“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,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “He is a leader of principle and conviction, and I am excited to hear him address the Republican National Convention as our keynote speaker.”
Christie has long been a rising star in the Republican party.