Rick Snyder will speak at Republican Governors Association meeting
Michigan Gov.-elect Rick Snyder will meet his Republican gubernatorial colleagues Thursday in San Diego at the annual Republican Governors Association meeting.
ABC News' The Note is reporting Snyder will speak on a panel called "The GOP's Midwest Resurgence." The panel also features the newly elected John Kasich of Ohio, Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.
All four of those panel members will replace Democratic governors in their states.
Thirty-four governors are expected to attend the event, which will also feature possible 2012 presidential candidates such as Mississippi Gov. and RGA Chairman Haley Barbour, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ABC News reported.
"These new governors seem well aware of the challenges that await them," ABC News reported. "All will start their new jobs this January confronted by significant fiscal problems, including yawning deficits, high unemployment and stagnant economic growth."
During the campaign, Snyder benefited from TV ads the RGA aired in his favor. Snyder, an Ann Arbor venture capitalist, takes office Jan. 1 as Michigan's 48th governor. He replaces Jennifer Granholm, who was term-limited.
The Republican governors won't all be new to Snyder. During his campaign, he met several, including Pawlenty, Daniels and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.