Mr. McDonnell’s new post will place more demand on his political time for travel across the country supporting GOP gubernatorial candidates. It also elevates the popular governor’s profile as an often-mentioned vice presidential running mate.
Twenty-nine U.S. governors are Republicans.
Bill Clinton: Perry a ‘good-looking rascal’
NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton says Rick Perry is a “good-looking rascal” but dismisses the Texas governor’s policies as “crazy.”
Mr. Clinton made the comments Monday during an address to a meeting of the International Association of Firefighters. The Democrat told the group he had watched Mr. Perry’s speech Saturday in which the governor announced he was running for president and joining the Republican race.
Mr. Clinton said it was “crazy” that Mr. Perry wants to cut the federal government but would take advantage of government perks like Air Force One if elected president.
Mr. Perry is on a weeklong campaign swing through early primary states.
Briefcases cause scare at Boehner’s office