Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and possible vice presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Missouri Lincoln Days next month.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell walks into the House chambers of the Virginia Capitol in Richmond to practice his State of the Commonwealth Address on Jan. 10, 2012. (Tracy A. Woodward — The Washington Post)

“Missouri Lincoln Days is the largest gathering of Republican activists and elected officials in the state,” said David Cole, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “This year, we are excited to feature two of the most accomplished and impressive governors in the nation...Both of these conservative leaders highlight the importance of electing Republicans at every level of government.”

McDonnell, who has some of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the nation, spoke to New Hampshire Republicans in September.

“Missouri has always been a critical state in national elections — and with several high-profile races on the ballot, including one for governor, this year will be no different,” McDonnell said.