Governor McDonnell elected Vice Chairman of the RGA
By Kyle Maichle
The first-term Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia was elected along with other Republican Governors to leadership positions in the party's organization representing Governors. McDonnell will serve alongside Governor of Texas Rick Perry who was elected Chairman. 
In a written statement, McDonnell said: "the solutions necessary to bring our nation out of this tough economy and into a new period of prosperity and achievement will be crafted, debated and implemented in our state capitols." The Governor also said: "good politics makes good policy, and the RGA combines effective practical politics with innovative and visionary policy development." 
Other Governors elected to the RGA leadership include Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal as Gala Chairman and South Carolina Governor-Elect Nikki Haley as Candidate Recruitment Chairwoman. Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie along with New Mexico Governor-Elect Susana Martinez will serve as at-large members on the RGA leadership.