August 5th, 2009
04:24 PM ET
5 years ago

Bob McDonnell to deliver weekly GOP address

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell will get a national speaking platform on Saturday.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell will get a national speaking platform on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell will deliver Saturday's weekly Republican radio address, the Republican National Committee confirmed Tuesday.

The address - usually delivered by a Republican member of Congress or sitting governor - will cap off a week that has thrust the Virginia race in the national spotlight. On Thursday, President Obama will make his first campaign appearance with Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds in the northern Virginia suburb of Tyson's Corner.

McDonnell has also campaigned and raised money with a bevy of national figures, including Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and RNC chairman Michael Steele.

The race, considered the marquee political battle of 2009, is being fought over a number of national issues, particularly as McDonnell tries to link Deeds to the administration's contentious economic agenda.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Virginia
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Grace

    And WHY is this news? NO one knows or cares about this guy.

    August 5, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Enlightened Voter

    Another huge liar spouting lies and hate! God, I've had it with the neanderthal rethuglicans!

    August 5, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Rob from Texas

    It's only a small matter of time before we clean out the few remaining Conservatives in office and get this country on the right track again after Bush. Both sides of our Moderate Republican families jumped ship due to what the Republican Party has become lately.

    August 5, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. DiBiase/Bad Newz, VA

    Mr. McDonnell is trying to refuse stimulus money that our current governor, Tim Kaine along with Mr. Deeds are saying that we need. After the many years it took to turn the Old Dominion back blue, Mr. McDonnell has another thing coming if he thinks the people are turning this state back over to the crooks of the republican party.

    August 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  5. notfooledtx

    Here's an advance copy of the transcript of his speech....

    "BWAAAAAAAAA. NOOOOOOO!!!!"

    August 5, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. Terry - California

    The future of the Republican Party can not be based on one man or woman, or the ability to scare the elderly with tactics used by the swift-boaters. We need a Republican Leadership that cares about the man and woman on Main Street, and not the $39 Million spent by the Healthcare Insurance Industry, all since April, with much of the money going to congressmen, senators, and state governors. I look forward to reviewing the campaign donation list for Bob McDonnell.

    August 5, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. George

    Oh Goody Maybe he will act normal. Maybe not!

    August 5, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Scott the Independent

    Can we the people set up a protest outside the radio station..... U THINK

    August 5, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. joe

    Here we go again CNN taking sides....
    How sad!

    August 5, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. Republicans Suck

    Who cares, the GOP doesn't want to listen to 63.7 million Americans.

    August 5, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Zero.

    "We learn! That when it come to CNN. All they do is side with Him...

    August 5, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. jj

    HA! HA! HA!… Whew…. Republicans are starting to smell like the Party of Conservative Desperation and Panic.

    August 5, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. special kay

    I Hope he is about to deliver a republican alternative proposal to Pres Obama's Healthcare. If not, just consider it more of the same hot air spewed from the OUT OF TOUCH Republican Party to feed the base.

    August 5, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  14. w L Jones

    The virginian know the Democratic delivers chicken to every hosehold. The Republic deliver only " SOUP KITCHEN" to most household. Enough said.

    August 5, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. bill

    That is great news, good going Bob.

    By the way , all fellow northern virginians, President Obama will be appearing with Creigh Deeds in a public rally and fundraiser tomorrow Thursday the 6th . It is at the Mclean Hilton starting at 5:00. Come show your support.

    August 5, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. Diane Callahan

    Your title "GOP redirects calls to RNC" is misleading – did you mean to say "GOP redirects calls to DNC"?

    August 5, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  17. Seattle

    It will cap off a week for most of the have nots do nothing , know nothing party all the while spending their time throwing wrenches and sporeading hate while only thinking of themselves to do anything they can to cause trou b le.

    Last time I checked Social Security,Medicare,Veterans was a goverment ran agency .

    August 5, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  18. Ted Tartaglia

    I guess the Republicans have no credible members of Congress so they are going to the second team. I wonder if the governor will be more honest than the Congressional speakers? Probably not; after all he is a Republican.

    August 5, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. D. Tree

    Boy they are getting to the bottom of the list...

    The GOP doesn't know who it is anymore!

    August 5, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  20. W L Jones

    The Virginia know the Democrat deliver Chicken to every household. The Republican only send people to "SOUP KITCHEN" as soon after take office. Said enough.

    August 5, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. Chut Pata

    Cornyn: Obama is 'now looking like a mere mortal'

    Obama always looked like a mere mortal i.e. a humble human. Unlike the republicans who looked like devilist immortals. That was the precise reason the immortal look-a-likes lost and mortal look-a-like won.

    August 5, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  22. DAN

    Let me guess, he's their next rising star....ha.

    August 5, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  23. Lynne

    What has this got to do with anything...CNN is really carrying the republicans water. have you polled Fox viewers and you think you can pull some of them over with your one sided coverage??

    August 5, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  24. Deborah Black

    I am so sick of Republicans and their obvious hatred toward anyone who doesn't look or think like they do. I hope non of them get elected for anything next election. God help us if they do because the "real America" will be lost.

    August 5, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. Willy Brown

    Bob McDonnell will be a full time governor unlike Timmy Kaine.

    August 5, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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