Christie crafting keynote speech for GOP convention

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent most of the day Friday working on the keynote speech he’ll make Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

    Christie says he’s looking forward to delivering the keynote address.


    “First of all, I’ve never done it before. So it will be a little bit of a new experience for me to be speaking in front of 30 million or 40 million people, whatever will be,” he said. “But I don’t expect I’m the kind of guy who will get nervous. I think I’ll be anxious, but you know me. I’ll be ready.”

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    Christie says the challenge of writing the speech is to lay out a vision for the country within the 20-minute time frame he has to make his remarks.

    He doesn’t want to disclose the details of what will be in the speech.

    “I never said I wasn’t going to talk about ‘the Jersey comeback.’ I just said those three words were not going to be in the speech,” he said, referring to the slogan many state Democrats says is premature.

    Christie did say he will talk about the influence his family has had on him. He’s also expected to talk about how New Jersey is doing better since he has been in office.

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