Raising taxes to pay for transportation evidently doesn’t sit too well with the folks running CPAC.
After attending the last two years, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has apparently not been invited to address the annual gathering of conservatives in Washington March 14-16.
The alleged snub, first reported in the Virginian-Pilot politics blog, puts the popular McDonnell in the same place as popular New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who also was not invited this year.
McDonnell’s faux pas apparently stems from his support for a $3.5 billion package recently passed on a bipartisan vote by the Virginia General Assembly that addresses the congested and crumbing roads in the commonwealth through a series of tax increases and fees.
The governor is still reviewing the bill. Any amendments or changes will be considered when the legislature reconvenes April 3.
McDonnell will, however, be the keynote speaker at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast on Friday March 15th. The breakfast is being held in coordination with CPAC, but is a separate event.
Meanwhile, Republican 2013 gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli is on the guest list and reportedly will speak at the conference.