The Missouri GOP has announced that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be the Saturday night speaker at this year’s Lincoln Days gala in Kansas City.
McDonnell joins Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who is speaking Friday evening. Lincoln Days take place Feb. 17-19.
“Missouri Lincoln Days is the largest gathering of Republican activists and elected officials in the state,” said David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party.
“This year, we are excited to feature two of the most accomplished and impressive governors in the nation— Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Both of these conservative leaders highlight the importance of electing Republicans at every level of government.”
Governor McDonnell was sworn in as the 71st governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in January 2010 after receiving 59% of the vote—the most votes of any candidate for governor in the state’s history.
Faced with an inherited $6 billion budget shortfall, Gov McDonnell worked with the legislature to roll back spending to 2006 levels, and he closed the gap without raising taxes.
Jindahl will speak on Friday night, and the GOP’s three U.S. Senate candidates will participate in a moderated forum Saturday afternoon.