McDonnell tapped to lead the Republican Governor’s Assocciation
As expected, the Republican Governor’s Association moved Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell into their high profile Chair position.
The well funded organization plays an active role in the national debate and as Chair, McDonnell’s national profile will get a tremendous boost. It could also help his chances of becoming the party’s nominee for Vice President. A possibility McDonnell gave even more credence to, when he told Politico that he would be “very interested” in the VP slot. He also didn’t close the door to a run for president in 2016.
McDonnell ascends to the role in the wake of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s official entry into the race for president.
The full release on McDonnell’s new job can be found below:
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Named RGA Chairman
The Republican Governors Association announced today that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will serve as RGA Chairman following Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to enter the race for president. McDonnell had been serving as Vice Chairman of the RGA.
“It is a tremendous honor to lead the RGA,” McDonnell said. “Thanks to the strong leadership of Governor Perry and the nation’s twenty-nine Republican governors, the RGA is in position to have an unprecedented impact this election cycle.”
“I look forward to working with my fellow Republican governors to expand our majority and ensure the RGA remains the most effective political committee in the nation,” McDonnell added. “Republican governors are leading the way in helping the private sector create new jobs, reforming government and getting our economy back on track.”