NH GOP - Virginia Governor McDonnell to speak at NHGOP Fundraiser

CONCORD -  On Friday, the New Hampshire Republican Party announced Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will headline the annual NHGOP fundraiser to be held in Concord, NH on September 26th.  Today it was announced Gov. McDonnell was named chairman of the powerful Republican Governor’s Association.  Here's what the media has been saying:

“McDonnell takes to the National Stage”

-Washington Post
"McDonnell heading to New Hampshire for fundraiser"

-Associated Press 
 “Gov. Bob McDonnell is treading next month on the turf of Republican presidential contenders when he keynotes New Hampshire's major fall fundraiser.
McDonnell says his aim for the visit is to help New Hampshire Republicans elect a governor there next fall.”

-Time Magazine’s The Page
 “McDonnell to headline NH GOP annual dinner Sept. 26 in Concord.
And Says he’s “very interested” in VP post, leaves door open on '16 bid.”
-James Pindell, WMUR Political Scoop
McDonnell has been very outspoken in his belief that the new national health care law is unconstitutional. He has been rumored to be a potential vice presidential pick next year.” 

-WWBT-TV (NBC)- Richmond, VA
“Governor McDonnell was just booked at a very high profile speaking gig.  He will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Republican Party annual fundraiser.” 

-Richmond Times Dispatch
Gov. Bob McDonnell is heading back to New Hampshire, the first primary state, for a visit next month that is likely to further fuel speculation he's angling for the Republican vice-presidential nomination in 2012.  As head of the Republican Governors Association, a political-action committee, McDonnell will lead efforts to to increase the party's ranks in statehouses across the country.  New Hampshire is among the states electing governors next year."
-Decision Virginia-NBC12-McDonnell to keynote New Hampshire GOP fundraiser

“McDonnell, who told me that he would consider a spot on the republican national ticket, is widely considered to be a rising star in the party.