UPDATED: McCain Will Campaign for McDonnell
Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, the Republican nominee for governor, said today that former presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, will travel to Virginia to campaign for him next month.
McCain and McDonnell will appear together at the McLean home of R. Carter Pate, McCain's Virginia finance chairman on March 25.
McDonnell also said he expects to travel across the nation, including Texas, Chicago, Palm Beach and New York, for fundraisers.
"I have been fortunate to get some pretty broad support from some major political leaders,'' he said.
Mike Huckabee, the guitar-playing Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor, will appear with McDonnell in the spring. Govs. Sarah Palin (Alaka), Rick Perry (Tex.), Charlie Crist (Fla.) and Mark Sanford (S.C.) are all expected to host fundraisers for McDonnell, GOP sources said.
Fomer Tennessee senator Fred Thompson, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani already held fundraisers for McDonnell.
McDonnell said today he will resign Feb. 20 and will join a Richmond law firm but declined to say which one. He said he will announce that later this month.
February 3, 2009; 10:27 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell
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