New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will take center stage this Tuesday in Tampa when he delivers the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, but the focus Thursday will be Mitt Romney, the Party’s pick to run against President Barack Obama. This morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced, “We Believe in America," will be the closing theme.

Priebus says, "Thursday's program will focus the national spotlight on the many reasons Governor Mitt Romney is uniquely suited to lead us through the challenges our nation faces during this difficult time."

"Thursday's program will introduce America to the Mitt Romney his family and close friends know," explains convention CEO William Harris.

Priebus adds, "Millions of Americans know Mitt Romney as a public man who helped build nationally-known businesses like Staples and Sports Authority, balanced the budget in Massachusetts without tax hikes and rescued the scandal-ridden 2002 Winter Olympics."

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012.  Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.