Chris Christie isn't the only Republican governor getting snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Conference. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was not invited, according to someone close to CPAC who was not authorized to speak publicly.


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks to the media in front of a statue of George Washington at the Capitol on Feb. 5 in Richmond. (AP)

McDonnell, a potential 2016 candidate, spoke at the conference for the past two years. Like Christie, McDonnell is popular in his state. But he has come under fire from conservatives for backing a transportation deal that raises taxes.