(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell during a visit to the Old Dominion on Thursday, a campaign official told CNN.
As governor of a likely battleground state, McDonnell is frequently floated as a possible running mate pick for the likely GOP presidential nominee.
(CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is not running for re-election next year. He can't by law. Yet a glowing ad buy from his political action committee has hit the airwaves and sparked questions as to why he needs the publicity.
The ad, released last week, features a stream of Virginians pointing to the state's job growth and budget surplus. "Jobs and opportunity are thriving again," McDonnell said at the end of the spot. "Virginia is growing strong, and so is our future."
(CNN) - Doing little to quiet vice presidential speculation, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia said he is open to assisting presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney capture the White House in any way he can.
"Anybody who asks me to help the party or help the ticket in some way so we can get Mitt Romney elected, you know I'm willing to consider doing," McDonnell told an Indiana GOP Spring Dinner Tuesday night. "But there's a lot of great people in our party and there's a really deep bench and a lot of people could serve Mitt Romney well."
Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?
According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision.
Washington (CNN) - Tuesday afternoon was a good example of the message war being fought each day by the Republican National Committee.
President Barack Obama, at a speech in the nation's capital at the Newspaper Association of America, slammed the budget put out by congressional Republicans, calling it "so far to the right, it makes the Contract with America look like the New Deal."
Washington (CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell chided Rick Santorum on Monday for expressing concerns about women serving in military combat roles.
Santorum told CNN last week that having women on the front lines could lead to a "compromising situation where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved."
(CNN) - A fight over how best to improve the nation's economy emerged in the weekly presidential and Republican addresses Saturday as each side accused the other of obstructing economic progress for political gain.
President Barack Obama zeroed in on the payroll tax cut extension, which remains stuck on Capitol Hill after lawmakers failed to agree on terms of a 10-month extension earlier this week. Congress passed a two-month extension of the cut in December, but members of Congress and the president are loathe to continue extending the measure in 60-day increments.
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, who recently threw his support behind Mitt Romney, said Thursday he would consider a vice presidential run should he be offered the spot.
"I'm chairman of the Republican Governors Association so I want to win lots of Republican governors races this year, but if somebody called me, I'd sure think about it," McDonnell said.
(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced he was backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Friday, saying his support could help Romney win Saturday's hotly-contested South Carolina primary.
"I'm a Southern governor endorsing Mitt Romney in the first Southern state primary," McDonnell said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."