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McDonnell to attend Romney weekend retreat

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-20 13:39:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Gov. Bob McDonnell will attend a big event for Mitt Romney, along with some other GOP heavyweights potential and potential running mates, this weekend.

Gov. McDonnell’s spokesperson, Tucker Martin, confirmed McDonnell is slated to attend the event in Park City, Utah.

The Washington Post reports that more than a dozen of the party’s big names will be in attendance, including John McCain, Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. 

The newspaper also reports policy and campaign strategy discussions will be the focus of the two-day event for Romney’s top fundraisers, who have raised more than $100,000.

The retreat will be closed to the media. 

McDonnell’s name has been continually mentioned as part of the VP conversation now that Romney is the all-but-declared Republican nominee.

Romney also said Tuesday that a report that Sen. Marco Rubio from was not being vetted as a possible running mate is “entirely false.”

“Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” Romney said in Holland, Michigan.

Earlier this month five other potential running mates attended the Conservative Political Action Conference near Chicago. The list of possible running mates includes: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and McDonnell.

Rubio won the VP poll at the event, but was not in attendance.


CNN contributed to this report.