May 31, 2012 - 4:24 pm

BY OLYMPIA MEOLA

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed on to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference next week in Chicago.

McDonnell is scheduled to address attendees at the conservative gathering on June 8, after Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate.

McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, joins scheduled speakers Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. 

“We are proud to welcome Governor McDonnell to Chicago this summer as conservatives take the fight for the future of our country directly to President Barack Obama’s backyard,” said Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, in announcing McDonnell’s appearance.