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February 14, 2016

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.

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