Gov. Bob McDonnell is hitting the campaign trail this week for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, attending events Tuesday in Wisconsin and several on Wednesday here with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
On Tuesday, he and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will visit Al’s Burger Joint in Green Bay and then a campaign office in Appleton before McDonnell attends a “grassroots appreciation dinner” in Green Bay, according to his political schedule.
On Wednesday, McDonnell will be joined by Jindal for a Romney campaign rally in Portsmouth, and meet-and-greets at Brock’s Bar-B-Que in Chester and Tart Lumber Company in Sterling.
McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a top Romney surrogate, has traveled out of state several times since January to campaign for Romney, including South Carolina, Florida, Michigan and Iowa.
McDonnell, who is heading into the last year of his gubernatorial administration, was considered a potential vice presidential pick for Romney. Since Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, speculation over what’s next for McDonnell has continued, including a possible role in Romney’s administration, if he is elected president.
Recently, McDonnell headlined the Republican Party of Florida’s 2012 Victory Dinner on in Orlando and later this month, he will address the Iowa Republican Party’s Reagan dinner.
On Thursday, McDonnell will head to New Hampshire to attend an event for Ovide LaMontagne, who is running for governor there.