McDonnell to attend Romney retreat with VP hopefuls
Governor Bob McDonnell will be among a select group of republican leaders asked to huddle with the Romney presidential campaign this weekend in Park City, Utah.
The Washington Post reported that the pow-wow will feature major donors and a group of potential running mates for Mitt Romney in the fall election.
The governor’s office confirmed Wednesday that he will be there and is expected to deliver an address at the event Saturday night.
McDonnell has been considered on the VP short list since before Romney even secured the nomination. He has already campaigned extensively for the presumptive GOP nominee. McDonnell, like most potential candidates for VP, has been very coy about his conversations with the Romney camp. He told WTOP radio last month that he was not being vetted. He later said that he wouldn’t talk about the vetting process in specifics.
Overall, a difficult legislative session that forced the governor into the middle of several controversial debates, has hurt his stock on the VP short list. However he remains a popular governor in one of the most competitive swing states in America.
His invitation to this exclusive event would indicate that he is still very much in the running.