Viewers watching Gov. Chris Christie’s keynote speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night will hear some familiar Jersey-centric themes.

Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, Christie said he’ll talk about how a Republican governor and Democratic Legislature worked together to reign in public worker benefits, cap property tax growth and toughen teacher tenure laws.

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Christie says it’s important to work without compromising your principles.

He and Democrats are currently locked in a fight over whether to cut taxes.

The never-dull governor did something he rarely does before a speech. He wrote down a full text. Christie told MSNBC his challenge will be “to be natural and be myself.”

New Jersey Democrats at home are planning to criticize Christie’s record in advance of the speech.

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