September 28th, 2009
03:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Gingrich, Jindal raise $350,000 for McDonnell

A reception with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal raised $250,000 for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.
A reception with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal raised $250,000 for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Bob McDonnell is having a good day.

The Republican candidate for governor in Virginia will rake in $350,000 on Monday thanks to a pair of fundraisers headlined by GOP stars Newt Gingrich and Bobby Jindal, a campaign aide told CNN.

A Monday morning breakfast reception with the former House Speaker in Falls Church netted McDonnell $100,000 from 125 guests. McDonnell will also take in a healthy $250,000 this evening at a fundraising reception with Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, to be held at the Great Falls home of Washington Redskins co-owner Dwight Schar.

Today's cash haul comes one week after another GOP star, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, helped McDonnell raise $100,000 at a reception on Capitol Hill.

The Democratic National Committee responded to the appearances by calling McDonnell, Gingrich and Jindal "right wing ideologues" who share "extreme positions on women's issues."

Meanwhile, the campaign of Democrat Creigh Deeds is hyping a "major campaign endorsement" from a statewide elected official to be announced Tuesday morning in northern Virginia.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Bobby Jindal • Creigh Deeds • Newt Gingrich • Virginia
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Dana

    Can we get a list of the lobbyist...oops I mean donors that contributed that $350,000??

    September 28, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. Simmy

    Investigate Jindal.....Is he using stimulus money to help McDonnell?
    Republicans will do anything, give any amount to get back in power....Let's push them back, push them back, way back.......

    September 28, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Newt Gingrich and Bobby Jindal?

    this is one desperate GOP

    September 28, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    It's a SHAME all of that money is going to WASTE... Virginia will REMAIN BLUE – Creigh Deeds will be the next Governor of Virginia!!!

    September 28, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Tough Lady

    Is Jindal still the governor of Louisiana? I would think he has his hands full trying to help the citizens that elected him.

    September 28, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Independent but never a republican

    "Gingrich, Jindal raise $350,000 for McDonnell"

    Because they also hate women. In fact, all republicans hate women ...........and people of color and people who aren't rich and people that are smart...ok, let's face it...they only like white rich men...thats it.

    September 28, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. Jack

    Here we go. The economy is in the toilet. People are out of work. The government is getting further and further in debt. Yet our politicians have plenty of time to go out and do speeches and dinners in order to raise money for their cronies.

    Time to get rid of the party system. Force these idiots to get elected on their own merits rather than what their party can do for them and see how they all stack up. I'm sure most of them will be lacking.

    I'll continue to refuse to donate to any political party or check the box on my tax reform to contribute to the election. Granted, it's only a dollar, but it's the principle. Somthing that our elected officials are missing.

    September 28, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Fool me once shame on u, fool me twice... err...

    Bobby Jindal seriously thinks he can some day become our President. After that weak rebuttal speech he delivered, it seems more like wishful thinking. LOL!

    September 28, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. justin

    Anyone remember Jindal's speech? That was the worst. So embarrassing. It still makes me cringe.

    September 28, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. victim of republican greed

    Romney, Jindal, and Gingrich all buy into McDonnell's view of women's rights. Bob M. may have raised a lot of money, but that does not improve his character.

    September 28, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. Centrist

    Jindal and Gingrich only further prove McDonnell is the candidate of far-right fundamentalism with narrow views against working women and others. No thank you.

    The moderate candidate for VA is Creigh Deeds with his bipartisan approach to governing.

    September 28, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. If the insurance companies win, YOU LOSE

    Jindal, like Pawlenty, has turned himself into a clown-like puppet.

    Gingrich is like a clown, but something much worse and more insidious than a snake.

    September 28, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Gary

    GOP stars Newt Gingrich and Bobby Jindal

    Now there's a pair. An adulterer and one who's not man enough.

    September 28, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Hugo

    Here is a little prediction for the lefties...

    Israel will hit Iran within two months and Obama will have to figure out where we stand as a Nation, very tough decision for him. The economy will continue to sputter with unemployment reaching all time highs, a given. The stimuless plan and other great liberal ideas will evidence themselves for the entitlement programs and redistribution of middle class wealth that they are and in 2012 we will have a new President leading our Nation. One that has experience as a leader, one with a broad range of support from qualified people, it will be a Republican or maybe even an Independent. It will NOT be a Democrat, that is a for sure after this train wreck of a Congress, this is making Jimmy Carter look like the whiz kid!

    September 28, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. rightsaid

    Keep their religion out of my government. No to McDonnell!

    September 28, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  16. brian

    Keep VA Blue! Just because we are the start of the south doesn't mean we have to embrace southern 'values'. Deeds 09!

    September 28, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    Piyush Jindal...an ex-Hindu, born again Christian, extremist right wing zealot who attends exorcisms and looks and speaks like he belongs on Sesame Street. The perfect Republican presidential hopeful. A real GOP juggernaut... bwahahahaha

    September 28, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. Mississippi Miss

    Hugo, I could not agree with you more. We have really great choices for 2012, so we will win. Now that President Obama has ful-filled most of the prophecies about him (except he is not THE 'anti-christ).
    The tea party patriots will be wearing 'I-TOLD-YOU-SO' buttons in 2010, and working 'oh so passionately' to defeat this group of dreamers. It is as natural an outcome as day following night.
    No that is not a racist statement, just because night is black.

    September 28, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Raise all the money you want, McDonnell is going down. Read the thesis!

    September 28, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. Roger

    Jindal, when are we getting him on Tv again? Soon I hope, I need a good laugh. His last national TV performance was great comedy relief.

    September 28, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Island girl

    I was wondering what had happened to Jindal. Palin was getting more coverage even when she left politics.

    September 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. Can we clone Bobby Jindal?

    Governor Jindal has great ideas on true Health Care Reform for our great nation. He should do a better job of letting them be known, because American's are listening very closely to both sides of this effort. I am still trying to figure out why some really great Democrats, not just the blue dogs, support Obama's failing policies. It will be
    a train-wreck in 2010... but we won't be able to celebrate the gains we will make as conservatives. We will be too busy dealing with the mangled mess that liberals made of our great nation.

    September 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. vic nashville , Tn

    I like Bobby Jindal he have some great ideas

    If he wants to achieve his dreams he must join democratic party

    September 28, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Ray S

    The usual political fundraising crap, while more Americans die and are maimed for life (physically and mentality) in the stink holes of Iraq and Afghanistan. At least these politicians and power brokers are predictable and consistent. .

    September 28, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Ray S

    The usual political fundraising crap, while more Americans die and are maimed for life (physically and mentally) in the stink holes of Iraq and Afghanistan. At least these politicians and power brokers are predictable and consistent. .

    September 28, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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