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Gov. Christie Launches New Social Media Accounts Ahead Of Republican National Convention Keynote

Gov. Chris Christie practicing his RNC speech (credit: govchristie.tumblr.com)

Gov. Chris Christie practicing his RNC speech (credit: govchristie.tumblr.com)

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is just days away from his keynote address at the Republican National Convention.

The famously brash governor has kept quiet about the contents of his speech, but in advance of his national debut Christie has launched new social media accounts.

Gov. Christie has launched Twitter and Tumblr accounts to provide information on his keynote address and his travels surrounding the convention in Tampa.

Besides his @GovChristie twitter account, Christie is now also tweeting from @ChristieKeynote and posting pictures and videos to http://govchristie.tumblr.com. The new Twitter account and Tumblr account – the latter paid for by the Republican National Committee – both became active Sunday morning.

Among the items posted on the Christie sites are a clip of former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr. embracing Christie after he became the state’s chief executive in 2010 and a photo of Christie’s youngest daughter, Bridget, standing behind the podium and teleprompters that were set up at Christie’s house so he could practice his keynote speech.

The convention was set to officially begin Monday but has been delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. It will symbolically open on Monday but events will be delayed until Tuesday.

Gov. Christie has already arrived in Tampa ahead of the storm.

The Republican party has been working to rework the schedule of events for the convention.

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