McDonnell to Iowa next month
September 26th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell to Iowa next month

(CNN) - The Republican Party of Iowa announced Wednesday that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be a keynote speaker at their annual Ronald Reagan dinner next month, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

The announcement from the Iowa Republicans described McDonnell as a "top" surrogate for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Iowa is considered a battleground state in the race for the presidency.

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The dinner serves as a major fundraiser for the state party. But thanks to the Iowa caucuses traditional position of kicking off the presidential primary and caucus calendar, the dinner also attracts possible White House contenders.

McDonnell, who was elected governor of Virginia in 2009 and who's limited to one term in the governor's mansion in Richmond, is thought to be someone who may entertain a bid for the GOP nomination in 2016 if Romney doesn't win this year's presidential election.


Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Bob McDonnell • Reince Priebus
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. x Republican

    The election will be over by then. Iowa starts voting tomorrow. Good bye Mittens, Juan Percent, Mitt the Twit and Lying Ryan.

    September 26, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    Careful girls, he may insist on an "examination".

    September 26, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Gov. Ultrasound wants a cabinet position. I sure can't wait until him and Attorney General Cooch are out of office.

    September 26, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. truth hurts

    Good move... firm up that conservative vote. Get everybody motivated and voting Obama OUT!

    September 26, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Don't you mean top "lapdog" for Flip? If so, he's got a two ton anchor around his neck and he's "goin' over the side"

    September 26, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    -truth hurts

    Good move... firm up that conservative vote. Get everybody motivated and voting Obama OUT!
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    Motivate them with what? ITs not the base Romney needs, its the people who are undecided, and after his series of self0inflicted wounds, he's lost them. Romney is toast, time to go back to whatever state he claims as home currently.

    September 26, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. v4865

    What CAN HE possibly TELL these votes? ?
    Mit's the right choice...please TELL that to the 47%
    .OUR EYES AND EARS ARE OPEN WIDE,WATCHING N LISTENING ..

    September 26, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. truth hurts

    I wonder where are all the Democrats out there campaigning for Obama???? Oh yeah, most of the states tossed their Democrat governors and now have Republican governors who have turned their state around.

    September 26, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    -truth hurts

    I wonder where are all the Democrats out there campaigning for Obama???? Oh yeah, most of the states tossed their Democrat governors and now have Republican governors who have turned their state around.
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    You mean all the states that are now leaning or solidly in the Democratic camp? The ones where the GOP governors say that the auto bailout and the stimulous helped them to turn their economies around? Why campaign when the GOP governors do such a great job of touting Obama's success?

    September 26, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Al-NY,NY

    The Real Tom Paine

    You mean all the states that are now leaning or solidly in the Democratic camp? The ones where the GOP governors say that the auto bailout and the stimulous helped them to turn their economies around? Why campaign when the GOP governors do such a great job of touting Obama's success?
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    sshhhh. Didn't you hear Flip telling these guys to tone it down? Didn't you know that Obama caused all the problems and any good news from these R governers ONLY applies to them and NOT Obama? These hypocrits talk out of both sides of their mouth so much it's pathetic

    September 26, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  11. v_mag

    Mitt is so much like he-whom-no-one-shall-name, the person who occupied the presidency from 2000-2008, that I have come up with yet another name for him: Witt Womney. And of course his lovely better half Witt wife Ann-toinette Womney. (Say it fast a few times.)

    I heard that George W. had fallen off the wagon, and that's why no one knows where he is. Is that correct?

    September 26, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    Nothing says "freedom from intrusive government" like "mandatory invasive ultrasound."

    September 26, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  13. Donkey Party

    Conservatism is a disease, look no further than the delusional comments by "truth hurts" to see for yourselves.

    September 26, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Go gop bafoons party ,you don't have my vote ,rinsemy penis and McDonald's the gop stooge are two of the reasons ,vote early so your vote counts and the gop can't rig this election ,that should be enough reasons to vote againest the gop bafoons party !!!

    September 26, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. GonzoinHouston

    And so the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination begins,,,,

    September 26, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. vic , nashville ,tn

    We are ready for 2016

    September 26, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom

    McDonnell, another member of the GOP Taliban! Shoving his values down the throats of American women!

    September 26, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. LacrosseMom

    What a HAPPY day November 6th will be ........when the GOP ......Teapublican 112th Congress has been voted out..... the Democrats have a huge majority in the Senate.......and President Obama is reelected in a LANDSLIDE VICTORY!

    September 26, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  19. the situation

    truth hurts
    Good move... firm up that conservative vote. Get everybody motivated and voting Obama OUT!

    September 26, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |

    You're so delusional it's too funny now. Iowa is moving up to leaning towards Obama. Is it over, no way, but Romney hasn't had one month of error free politics. He will screw up some where in October, hence the October surprise and place the finale of his ill fated run for the WH to a utter stop!

    September 26, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    The Real Tom Paine - The ones where the GOP governors say that the auto bailout and the stimulous helped them to turn their economies around?
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    Oh brother.... you seem to be the ONLY person on the planet left that will spout this nonsense. Stimulus money that went to states was to keep their union payrolls inflated when the states couldn't pay for it. Ultimately the states HAD to pay for it as the money dried up and these people had to be let go as there was no money to pay them. The Republican Governors made the tough choices that had to be made to get their states back in the black and on solid footing.

    And the auto bailout??? The only people that made out were the unions. The taxpayers are still owed roughly $50 BILLION that they will probably never see while the unions were given ownership of the company. The government involvement should have been minimal and short term. A horrendous precident has been set with the illegal takeover of a publicly held company by the government We are NOT a Banana Republic, although after another 4 years of Obama, we WILL be one.

    September 26, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |