Virginia Governor Campaigning for Romney Today

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:42 AM

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who has a record of strong job growth in his state, will be campaigning for Mitt Romney today in Michigan as Romney struggles to gain support of his homestate voters.

McDonnell will speak at the Kent County Republican Committee Lincoln Day dinner in Grand Rapids. He will spend the day in Richmond, where the General Assembly remains in session on a snowy holiday, before flying to Michigan, a week before the state’s primary.

McDonnell endorsed Romney last month and has since campaigned for him in South Carolina, Florida, Washington and, of course, Virginia.

McDonnell, one of the most popular governors in America and someone who is mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate, had said for months that he preferred to back a governor or former governor. Romney became the last governor in the race after Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a friend of McDonnell’s, dropped out.