Gov. Christie primed for national spotlight Tuesday

Governor Chris Christie made an appearance at the delegation's kick-off party in St. Petersburg yesterday.

He will be delivering the keynote address to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night.

"I'm looking forward to the whole week," said Gov. Christie. "The speech is done. How many drafts? 13 or 14."

Gov. Christie spent the morning addressing the California and North Carolina Republican delegations.

The entire event is on a shortened schedule due to the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac to Florida's coast.

News 12 New Jersey's Luke Margolis is at the RNC. Check out his Tweets and follow him on Twitter: @LukeMargolisNews 12 New Jersey at the RNC.

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