The convention, which begins Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., is expected to see Mitt Romney confirmed as the GOP presidential nominee. It could also be the forum for Romney’s announcement of his running mate. McDonnell’s name has repeatedly come up in speculation for Romney’s short list of vice presidential possibilities. The popular governor, who can only serve one term, indicated in late May that he had not yet been asked for vetting information, but declined to answer questions on the subject starting last month.
Co-chairmen Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenSenators approve shift in funding to ease airport wait times This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline Week ahead: Senate looks to wrap up energy, water spending bill MORE (R-N.D.) and Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump's VP: Top 10 contenders Trump snags third House committee chair endorsement ‘It’s a King Kong vs. Godzilla kind of race’ MORE (R-Tenn.) will join McDonnell on the committee. Hoeven discussed some of the issues the committee will face in an interview with The Hill last month.
McDonnell promised to listen to “voters across the country” as he begins the process of preparing the platform, and Blackburn promised to offer solutions.
The committee is scheduled to meet Aug. 19-21 in Tampa, according to the press release from convention organizers.
--Updated at 6:20 p.m.