Not the VP, not the keynoter, but Rubio gets big GOP convention roleby George Bennett | August 14th, 2012
Sen. Marco Rubio has been given a high-profile assignment at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He’ll introduce Mitt Romney before Romney’s acceptance speech as the GOP presidential nominee.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been tapped as the convention’s keynote speaker.
Rubio showcased his bilingual introduction skills on Monday in Miami when he helped rev up a crowd for Romney.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in a statement released this morning, said: “Senator Marco Rubio is without a doubt one of America’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders, and I am excited to announce that he will introduce Governor Romney at the Republican National Convention.
“Senator Rubio is a proven leader and a man of true character, and it is fitting that he will take on such an important role at our convention in his home state. Throughout his career, he has, shown true dedication to constitutional principles, fiscal responsibility and free enterprise. As the son of immigrants, he has witnessed the promise of the American Dream firsthand and has worked to secure that promise for future generations.”