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No Christie Convention Role Yet

Romney hasn't tapped NJ Gov. for speaker’s list, despite early speculation about keynote address

Monday, Aug 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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No Christie Convention Role Yet

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie (R)said Monday he's still in the dark about his role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. later this month. Christie was an early supporter and a frequent speaker for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's campaign. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's still in the dark over how prominent a role he'll play at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

The governor says presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney has not asked him to speak at the party's nominating convention this month.

Christie was asked Monday to react to the Romney camp's rollout of seven convention speakers, a list that doesn't include Christie.

The first-term governor says he's planning to attend the convention as a delegate. And he says no headlining role has been offered so far.

He spent two days last week campaigning and fundraising for Romney out of state. Christie was an early supporter of the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign.

Christie has been reported to be the convention's keynote speaker. There's also been speculation he's being considered as Romney's running mate.

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