Politics

Chris Christie, Marco Rubio Given Top GOP Convention Speaking Assignments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., according to a USA Today report. Christie is currently drafting a speech that is expected to run 20 minutes.

Additionally, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has been tapped to introduce presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his Thursday evening nomination acceptance speech, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Democrats have already named their keynote speaker: San Antonio Mayor Joaquin Castro.