(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver a keynote address tonight with a positive tone, a source close to Christie tells CNN's Dana Bash.
Christie argue that the American people can handle the truth and should be treated like adults, focusing on ideas rather than rhetoric, the source said.
The New Jersey governor will also outline differences between Republicans and Democrats as to governing philosophy, the source said, while highlighting his bipartisan achievements.
- CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report