October 23rd, 2009
05:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Romney to campaign in Virginia for McDonnell, again

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/16/art.romney0716,gi.jpg caption="Romney has raised money for McDonnell numerous times."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is coming back to Virginia yet again to help Republican Bob McDonnell in the final week of his gubernatorial campaign against Democrat Creigh Deeds.

And he'll make the trip one day after President Obama is set to make a high-profile appearance for Deeds.

The McDonnell campaign announced Friday that Romney will appear with the entire Republican ticket - McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General candidate Ken Cuccinelli - at a series of press conferences throughout the Commonwealth next week.

The photo-ops will take place in Virginia Beach, Roanoke and Richmond next Wednesday. Obama will appear in Norfolk on Tuesday.

Romney has already visited the state several times this year to raise money for both McDonnell and Bolling. If they both manage to win on Nov. 3, chances are they'll repay the favor if Romney decides to run for the White House in 2012.

Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • Virginia
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Jeff W.

    Romney doesn't believe that dinosaurs ever existed, right? That's all anyone has to know about this person.

    October 23, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. charlie in Maine

    Just when it looked bad for Deeds along comes Romney to remind voters of why they grew to dislike W Bush. Thanks Mitt the Dems owe you one.

    October 23, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. single mom

    "If they both manage to win on Nov. 3, chances are they'll repay the favor if Romney decides to run for the White House in 2012."

    Well, yeah, that's nothing new. Been going on probably since Rome. Bill Clinton's doing it for Newsome's attempt to be California Governor because Newsome campaigned last year for Hilary during the primary.

    Which explains in some part why Obama is still campaigning.
    Blech. Hoisted on our own political petard. : (

    October 23, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Grrr-awful-o

    Romney has a lot of dignity. Contrast that with the Obama administration throwing their own Dem candidate under the bus for ... not loving Obama enough. Jeez! That's just plain sad.

    October 23, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  5. MK in Arizona

    I can't wait for 2012 to be able to cast my vote for Mitt Romney for President!

    October 23, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. Joe Terrogano

    Good luck. He didn't do so well last time. If ever there was a corporate poster boy.

    October 23, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Barb

    Read the story.... the "photo ops" will take place, etc., etc.,..... much ado about NOTHING

    October 23, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  8. Ted Tartaglia

    One member of the Party of Corruption campaigning for another member; what's new?

    October 23, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    Never a good sign for your "star" power, when you have to keep polishing it repeatedly.

    October 23, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. Paulee

    Mitt is being a very loyal GOP leader. He is shining like a star in every interview and appearance he is participating in. Mitt Romney gets it. I hope this next election cycle will present a better chance to stop this administration from its very liberal agenda, and that is putting it mildly. Mitt is appearing very Presidential to many. We hope he runs in 2012 .He is classy, honest, his Mass Health care is not as unsuccessful as many would like you to believe. Mitt does not shoot his mouth off. He is thoughtful and kind, but makes great points in an adult manner. He is a great American...His loyalty to his party is most honorable...Mitt Romney 2012....if he will decide this challenge is worthy..This country needs his expertise..He has all the essential qualities for a great President....

    October 23, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    All these Republican presidential wanna-bees are so transparent in their efforts to appear more important than they ever were or ever will be.

    Doesn't Romney get it that even if he did get the Republican presidential nomination, the "base" of his own party would never vote for him?

    The prejudice among evangelical Christians against Mormons is HUGE! The born-agains firmly believe Mormons are all going straight to Hades – and there's no way they'd ever vote one into the White House.

    October 23, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  12. John Black Hills/SD

    He should be in Washington doing his job, not dancing around the US like a carnival barker. We don't have enough time to read Obamas health care reform proposal. Do. Your. Job.

    October 23, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. Bridgett

    Good for Mr. Romney. I sure hope McDonnell will win. Virginia, the whole world is watching. Please Vote for McDonnell!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 23, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  14. 2010 can't get her fast enough

    Our next President of the United States, unless of course the religous ignorant on the left don't start making up stories about magic underwear.

    You were not allowed to talk about Obama and his "church", but you can pick on a white Mormon.

    This guy has actually run a business(s), a State, got healthcare passed (the Democrats screwed it up by letting everyone on the doles after he left), SAVED the olympics (Obambi GOT NOTHING) and has ZERO bad things in his past.

    Romney-Steelel 2012

    October 23, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  15. T'SAH from Virginia

    I bet President Obama's crowd will be bigger than ROMNEY's crowd added up from all three locations!!!

    October 23, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  16. joel palmer

    Having Romney endorse you should be the kiss o death. This mormon nut case is a hack of the highest order in the say anything do anything to get elected. The people in Massachusetts didn't get "fooled again"

    October 23, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  17. EVOLVE

    Romney is another Republican with the agenda of protecting the rich, corporations and support the party and not middle class America or this country.

    October 23, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |