McDonnell set to kickoff campaign
He has already been running for Governor for close to a year, but on Saturday former Attorney General Bob McDonnell will officially kick off his campaign for the commonwealth’s top office. McDonnell will make a swing around the state at a series of rallies including one here in Richmond.
Aside from a nasty intra-party squabble involving the RPV chairman Jeff Frederick, McDonnell’s campaign has gone off as well as one could hope. He has raised a pretty significant amount of cash, unified the party’s base and successfully convinced national Republicans that this race could be an important step in the party’s turnaround.
A few early polls have shown the former AG to be running a strong campaign against whichever Democrat emerges, but election day is still very far away. Democrats are already throwing a few early shots his way and things will only get more tough once the primary is out of the way and the national party led by a popular Barack Obama and his DNC chair, (who happens to know a thing or two about Virginia gubernatorial campaigns) get involved.
It is early, but you can bet Team McDonnell wants tomorrow to go off without a hitch.
The details for tomorrow’s event in Richmond and the Democratic rebuttal are after the jump..
Bob McDonnell’s “New Jobs, More Opportunities” Campaign Kickoff Tour
3:00 pm Richmond — J.R. Tucker High School (2910 N Parham Rd. Richmond)
Not to be outdone, the Democrats will have two different events happening in Richmond tomorrow. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe will open his campaign headquarters in Richmond at 2pm and the Democratic Party of Virginia will host a tour of their own that will follow McDonnell across the commonwealth.
Here are the details of the DPV event in Richmond:
4:15 P.M. – Results Not Roadblocks – Richmond*
Mount Vernon Middle School
7850 Carousel Lane