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

Gingrich, Jindal raise $350,000 for McDonnell

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Hope

    Are these hater comments really the best the left wingers can do? Seriously, who is still writing our tax laws after he's 'forgotten' all of his accounts and how the tax laws apply to him? Please. I'm a Clinton democrat and I tell you that the people in charge are disgusting and shameful. ALLLLLL of them! Get over the hypocrisy and call it what it is! Why associate yourself w/ any of these liers, thieves, cheaters (SRY EDWARDS comes to mind in the most horrible way-DEMOCRAT)! Grow up all of you and look at the substance vs. the R or D! They all bite!

    September 28, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |

    As a woman and speaking for my fellow women Citizens please read McDonell Views on woman and their rights

    September 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Ron

    Why doesn't Jindal just put a collection jar on the counter of his 7-11? Listen, I am a republican, but this guy is not a good representative for the party and would get slaughtered in an election vs. Obama.

    September 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Farrell in Houston

    Interesting that Jindal can help when it comes to his political buddies but he can't help govern the State of Louisiana. Jindah is as out of touch as the rest of the GOP and as I see it he doesn't give a darn about the people he's suppose to represent.

    September 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Nothing 'Stand Up' about Sen John Ensign (R-NV)

    I feel a little bit bad for the Republican Party.

    The leadership looks childish and lost. Not one among its ranks – not Jindal the Clown or Gingrich the Snake – appears to have any good ideas, as is obvious from the fear-mongering and anger-stoking that they've been doing for the past few months. When all else fails, they go back to their old tricks. It's pathetic.

    And as the base of the Republican Party is getting smaller and smaller, those in its ranks get louder and more virulent. I'm sorry, but you just can't overcompensate for your smallness by yelling like crazy people. Face it, whining about teabags isn't going to expand the base.

    September 28, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    How much of that $350,000 came from the Jindal's stimulus fund for Louisianna?

    September 28, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. Chris D.

    The GOP is going to get whooped!!

    September 28, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Malik Gipson

    hey 350,000 is 350,000 I'm sure they took turns doing Obama bashing

    September 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. KAETC81

    I can't believe many women that have researched Mr. McDonnel will vote for him, he is not in touch with women at all, no matter what he says in his ads. Bobby Jihdl needs to clean up Louisana before he starts butting into VA politics, I would think he could spend his time more efficiently getting New Orleans and other areas back in shape.
    As for Newt, he's as out of touch as McDonnel, no wonder they stick together. We need someone To lead VA without his own agenda getting in the way, Mcdonnel certainly doesn't fit the bill.

    September 28, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. carlos, THAT one

    funds that went missing in Iraq (8 billion to be exact) are slowly trickling down fron those repugnant reptiles, an investigation should be launched again, because the previous administators claimed that any expenditures in Iraq were off limits or didn't have to be accounted for...........surprise? no matter how you define ROTTEN it is still ROTTEN CONS ervatives

    September 28, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    If Virginia votes for McDonnell, maybe they can join SC and Alaska and secede as non-US citizens/states.

    McDonnell wants to take that state back to the 1800s.

    September 28, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  12. Florida Joe

    In this fund raiser the people pay to be released so as not to have to listen to Jindal speak........

    September 28, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. Buffalo

    How about the Democrats form a fund raising committee called the "God's Order of People for Bob McDonnell" and invite George Bush and Dick Cheney to raise funds for him? That would sully the efforts of the Neocons and get Creigh Deeds elected.

    September 28, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
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