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Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour to speak at Bob McDonnell’s retreat

It’s that time of year again.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Victor Calhoun/Press-Register via AP)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, both Republicans, will deliver keynotes speeches Friday.

McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is hosting the invitation-only getaway at the four-star mountain resort in Hot Springs to recognize friends and supporters, according to spokesman Tucker Martin.

About 100 people will attend, including Republican donors, business leaders and Richmond lobbyists who will spend the weekend golfing, hiking and swimming. They will be treated to panel discussions, too.

Reps. Robert Hurt from Southside and Morgan Griffith from southwest Virginia will participate in a Saturday morning panel about Congress.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will attend, as well as McDonnell’s Cabinet, Sen. Ryan McDougle (Hanover) and Pete Snyder, chairman of the state GOP’s VA Victory 2012.

All guests are paying their own way, although McDonnell’s political action committee, Opportunity Virginia, will pick up some costs. The governor’s staff members are taking vacation time to be there.

McDonnell will be there through Saturday, though he will make a brief jaunt to Chicago Friday to speak at a Conservative Political Action Conference.



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