From NBC's Shawna Thomas
The party is about to get started at the Christie headquarters with the B Street Band, who bill themselves as the original Bruce Springsteen cover band, warming up the crowd of journalists.
Outside the ballroom, the Christie campaign has surrogates hitting the main theme of the campaign. New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. repeated that Christie has a plan to lower taxes and Corzine and Daggett do not. He also predicted a three-point win for the former U.S. Attorney.