Texas Gov. Perry to head Republican Governors Association

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will head the Republican Governors Association, according to reports out of San Diego, where the organization is holding its annual meeting.

Perry's election was expected. He replaces Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

Perry's selection also puts Texans in charge of the three Republican campaign committees. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was chosen this week to head a second term at the National Republican Senatorial Campaign committee and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) was picked to lead the National Republican Congressional Campaign committee for a second cycle.

Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was elected vice chairman of the RGA.

Other positions are:

Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) will be gala chairman.
Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.) will be recruitment chairwoman.

Govs. Susana Martinez (N.M.) and Chris Christie (N.J.) will also sit on the organization's executive committee as at-large members.