Big names at RGA this week in Orlando
Some of the nation’s Republican gubernatorial stars, including Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Mitch Daniels and John Kasich will speak this week at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Orlando.
Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour starts things off at the meeting on a panel on the 2012 political outlook on Wednesday at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. That outlook panel also includes Jindal, the governor of Louisiana.
There’s a panel on Thursday morning touting Republican governors’ successes that includes Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott and Daniels of Indiana, whom Republicans had hoped to get to run for president. It also includes a couple odd choices in a panel titled “How Republican Governors Are Leading the Nation.” Ohio Gov. John Kasich has had his signature accomplishment – a limit on collective bargaining – overturned by voters. And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is facing a recall campaign.
Other participants in the conference include New Jersey’s Christie, who was also heavily sought after as a presidential candidate, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and rising stars Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Susana Martinez of New Mexico.