Gov. Bob McDonnell will headline a fundraiser Wednesday night for Bill Maloney, the Republican candidate for governor in neighboring West Virginia.

McDonnell, vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will head to a private home in the town of White Sulphur Springs, best known for its close proximity to the posh Greenbrier resort.

“We’re excited to have Governor McDonnell here,’’ said Matt Dabrowski, Maloney's campaign manager. “He’s a conservative jobs creator.’’

Maloney, who co-founded a drilling company and assisted in the rescue of the Chilean miners, won an eight-way Republican primary in May to fill the unexpired term of Joe Manchin, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Last year, McDonnell worked behind the scenes to raise more than $2.5 million for Republican candidates for governor and Congress on the ballot in November.

McDonnell, whose approval ratings are some of the best in the nation, has been held up as Republican model for appealing to Democrats and independents.

Dabrowski declined to say how many people were expected or how much money would be raised at the event.