Gov. Bob McDonnell is in the middle of a four-day economic development trip that will take him to New York and Canada. On Tuesday, McDonnell was in New York City for a economic development meetings and got to rub elbows with Donald Trump at an event promoting Virginia tourism, wines and film.
This morning, McDonnell dropped by a couple of morning television shows to talk about presidential politics and Virginia’s business and political climate. On CBS This Morning, McDonnell said the former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who abandoned the presidential race on Tuesday, should get behind frontrunner Mitt Romney. And he gave his usual response when asked about the possibility that he could be Romney’s running mate, saying: “I’m perfectly happy being governor of Virginia.”
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” McDonnell talked about Virginia’s unemployment rate and his job creation efforts and President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy. He also fielded a couple of questions about the controversial law he signed requiring women to submit to an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion.