November 12th, 2009
05:31 PM ET
5 years ago

McDonnell and Christie heading to RGA meeting in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Fresh off their decisive victories last week in Virginia and New Jersey, governors-to-be Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie will travel to Texas next week to meet with their future GOP colleagues at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Austin, aides to the governors-elect said.

The two men will be introduced to their fellow Republicans with a celebratory video at the conference's opening session, according to an RGA spokesman.

Both Republicans are slated to speak later that day at an outdoor barbecue and will also hold a press conference alongside RGA chairman Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi.


Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Proud Member..Party of No

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Republicans have held the lead for over four months now.

    Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 43% to 20%.

    November 12, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Robin

    Republicans will do well in 2010.

    November 12, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. Perspective

    Fresh off their decisive victories last week in NY and CA, Congressmen Garamendi and Owens traveled to Congress to respectfully do their jobs without gimmicky grandstanding for the media.

    November 12, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Federal Election Commission Records show the RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna. Two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.

    November 12, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  5. Mike in MN

    Obama's and the Democrats poor performance has provided conservative Republicans an opportunity to regain power. They will need to present policies to voters that they will like to close the deal. Anti Democrat votes won't hurt though and it looks like there could be a lot of that in 2010.

    November 12, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. Annie, Atlanta

    I'd like to see a journalist in that crowd ask these guys what they think of the RNC's insurance policy that cover's elective abortions, which I just read on Politico. Just curious is all.

    November 12, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. D

    Yes, and they will do what they always do, hurt the poor under the guise of religion. The poor of this country have begged and pleaded for help (NOT A HANDOUT), they can't get health care, they can't feed their families...and the response they are given, is nothing but hatred and spite...so yes, the Republicans will do well in the next election. But I for one will never vote for one again. Any party that continually supports those who abuse the poor, destroy our environment, and wage unnecessary wars for their own greed will never see my support.

    November 12, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  8. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Republicans will have a problem in any election because before Democrats will see them in control we will all swing Independent. And guess what, the Independents know this and they are prepared.

    November 12, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  9. Brad

    The proud and the humble. How awfully quaint. The day is coming when voters favor neither party and move toward favoring candidates of a a non-incumbent party I'll continue to be happy. The future prospects of the two major parties are finally beginning to dim because neither speaks for reality any more.

    November 12, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. Donnatella

    I want to know what have the republicans done so great that everybody is on board all of a sudden, well not everybody, there are a lot of us that are not impressed. They have not come up with any new ideas for jobs, health insurance, the economy, anything so what is the deal, we hate the president join us. I hope people don't forget that it was the republicans that got us into this mess and now they have the nerve to be impatient. The people in this country have such short memories, and don't forget the president has a huge following, this strategy won't get them very far.
    I doubt if this gets on the board, I guess I'm not conservative enough.

    November 12, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  11. GuyInVA

    Owens did indeed go to congress... and immediately broke virtually every important campaign promise he made. He fits right in with the majority.

    November 12, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. phantomae

    Statistics can be made to show anything.
    40% of all Americans know that
    =)

    November 12, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  13. bawana

    oh boy it;s frick and frack going to to lolly pop land to meet the preisident of the i love myself better than i love myself show prick perry,,,,,hopefully limpball and speck,savage and the right wing nut jobs will be there so we cann see and laugh at them

    November 12, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. 30 Year Veteran

    Texas will have a new governor also as soon as 2010 comes. Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson. We will finally rid ourselves of the Bush influence.

    November 12, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  15. We Won Get Over It

    Think they'll get confused and keep on keeping on...south of the border or everything.

    November 12, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |