New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention later this month. Christie, himself, revealed the news in an interview with the "USA Today." He says his speech will focus more on the case of electing Mitt Romney rather than the case against President Obama.
Also new this morning, Republican rising star and Florida senator Marco Rubio will be introducing Mitt Romney at the convention when Romney formally accepts the party's nomination. He was also in the vetting process for vice president before Paul Ryan became the pick.
On the trail, it's day two all alone for VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, as he tries to convert the positive Republican reaction to this election into votes. Today, Ryan will campaign in Colorado after spending yesterday at the Iowa State Fair.
CNN contributor and RedState.com editor in chief Erick Erickson was among the first that suggested Paul Ryan be Mitt Romney's pick. He explains this morning why he thinks Paul Ryan was a good pick by Romney for vice president, and why he thinks the Republican convention will be 'carefully orchestrated.'