(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Sunday did not rule out serving in the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket in 2012.
Although McDonnell, who currently serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said the pick will be "somebody else's decision" and is still months away, he left the door open.
"If somebody called and said you could help your country, help your ticket, I think any of us would think about it," McDonnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - An "inferior" debate performance won't hurt Rick Perry in the long run, said the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was asked at a press availability Monday about the Texas governor's widely panned performance at a GOP debate last week.
(CNN) - With the Republican presidential battle in full swing, the No. 2 spot on the ticket is garnering attention of its own.
Popular Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who also serves as chair of the Republican Governors Association, will be the keynote speaker Monday at the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner in Concord. The speech is his first national address since taking the top spot at the RGA.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – He's not running for president, but Chris Christie is stepping up his political activity on the national stage.
The New Jersey governor, one of the most popular elected officials within the GOP, has been tapped by his peers to serve as Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, CNN has learned.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association Monday named Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell as the group's new chairman, succeeding Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who announced Saturday that he was running for president.
McDonnell had been serving as vice chairman of the organization.
Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Saturday he is "absolutely" ready to take the helm of the Republican Governors Association if the current chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, decides to step down and run for president.
McDonnell is the current Vice Chairman of the RGA, meaning he is next in line for the chairmanship.
Washington (CNN) – A ham versus a duck? No these are not the mascots of the teams playing in Houston, Texas this weekend. It's what's on the line between two governors.
This is a big week for Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Virginia as they prepare to play Butler University located in Indianapolis, Indiana, this Saturday for the right to play in the NCAA college national basketball championship game on Monday.
(CNN) – Forget about the speculation over who will win the Republican nomination next year. Maybe it's time to think about which rising GOP star will occupy the No. 2 spot on the ticket.
Most Republicans are coy when it comes to whether they'd accept the job if it was offered, but popular Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell isn't hiding the ball: he'd likely say yes.
(CNN) - As Gov. Bob McDonnell finishes up his first year in office, a new poll indicates a majority of Virginia voters are giving their Republican governor a thumbs up on how he's doing his job.
According to a survey by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College, 57 percent of Virginians approve of how McDonnell's handling his duties as governor, with 26 percent saying they disapprove.
Washington (CNN) – Potential presidential candidates like Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney have grabbed headlines this year for handing out pivotal endorsements in key midterm races, but Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has quietly become one of the most sought after attractions on the GOP money circuit.
McDonnell is headlining a fundraiser at Altria headquarters in Richmond on Monday for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who faces a difficult re-election challenge from former Houston Mayor Bill White.
Next month, he'll team up with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to raise cash for Marco Rubio, Florida's Republican candidate for Senate.
In all, aides to McDonnell say that by mid-September, McDonnell will have held 15 fundraising events for out-of-state candidates.
"The campaigns are coming to us," McDonnell's political adviser Phil Cox told CNN. "What the out-of-state candidates are seeing is, he ran a model campaign in a competitive state. He is providing an example for how Republicans can govern by balacing the budget though cutting spending and not raising taxes, which is in marked contrast to what's coming out of D.C."
Among those who have already tapped into McDonnell's fundraising muscle: gubernatorial candidates such as Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania, Sam Brownback in Kansas, Brian Dubie in Vermont and Bob Ehrlich in Maryland.