The national spotlight will focus on Nashville once more at the end of May as a major Republican official makes a public visit to the South.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Statesmen's Dinner, May 30th.

The Statesmen's Dinner is an annual event that is the largest gathering of Republicans in Tennessee and is the major public fundraising event for the Tennessee GOP

Past statesmen's speakers include: former Vice President Dick Cheney, ands 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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