Bob McDonnell Articles

Former Virginia Gov., Wife Indicted

4:56 PM, Jan 21, 2014

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife were today indicted on corruption charges:

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Cuccinelli Ad Focuses on Investigation into McAuliffe's 'Shady' Business Dealings

9:27 AM, Aug 06, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has based much of his campaign for governor of Virginia on his business experience, including his co-founding of an electric car company, GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe stepped down as CEO of GreenTech in 2012 in preparation for his gubernatorial run.

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Bolling Out for Governor in Virginia

12:01 PM, Nov 28, 2012

Republican Bill Bolling, the two-term lieutenant governor of Virginia, has dropped out of the race for governor, CNN reports. Bolling was challenging Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination. Here's more from CNN:

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Mark Warner Not Running for VA Governor

McAuliffe remains for Dems; Bolling, Cuccinelli for the GOP.
4:51 PM, Nov 20, 2012

Mark Warner, the Democratic senator from Virginia and governor from 2002 to 2006, has decided not to run for governor next year. The Washington Post's Ben Pershing reports:

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Rahm Politicizes Sandy; Offers Help to Dem. Mayors, but Not Republican Governors

4:39 PM, Oct 30, 2012

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, is politicizing the clean-up of Hurricane Sandy and, he says he offered help to the Democratic mayors of Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Emanuel does not appear to have made the same offer to Republican governors whose states have been hit by the storm. 

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Republicans Tee Off on Libya

10:59 AM, Oct 28, 2012

On Sunday's political talk shows, several Republicans criticized the Obama administration's response to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Here's Senator John McCain of Arizona on CBS's Face the Nation:

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Poll: Obama, Romney Tied in Northern Virginia

12:09 PM, Aug 09, 2012

A new poll from WTOP in Washington shows Barack Obama and Mitt Romney statistically tied in Northern VIrginia, the state's most populous region. Forty-eight percent of voters support Obama while 46 percent support Romney in the Virginia region of the D.C. metro area.

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Virginia Gov. McDonnell Named Republican Platform Chairman

5:49 PM, Jul 02, 2012

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has been named chairman of the Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions. The committee, generally referred to as the Platform Committee, will help set the agenda for the Republican party and convene during the party's convention next month in Tampa, Florida.

"Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota and Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee will serve as Co-Chairmen," a statement from the RNC reads.

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McDonnell, Jindal Reveal Romney's Strategy for Obamacare

11:38 AM, Jun 29, 2012

On a Friday morning conference call with reporters, two Republican surrogates for the Mitt Romney campaign revealed two different strategies for responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold Obamacare: focus on Romney's ability to fix an ailing economy above all, and push a broader conservative message about the role and scope of the federal government.

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McDonnell 'Bullish' on Allen Senate Race

9:00 PM, Jun 11, 2012

Ashburn, Va.
Governor Bob McDonnell heaped praise Monday on George Allen as the two campaigned together the day before Tuesday’s GOP primary. “This is a man who was, I believe, the greatest reform governor of the modern era in Virginia,” said McDonnell alongside Allen to a crowd of Republicans gathered at Prototype Productions Incorporated, a small business just north of Dulles International Airport, touting the latter’s own record as governor on jobs and innovation. 

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Endorses Romney

7:36 AM, Jan 20, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign just announced the endorsement of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. “As I have said throughout this primary process, we need a governor to serve as our next president,” McDonnell said in a prepared statement mailed out by the campaign.

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Team of Rivals

Could the governors of Texas and Virginia end up on a national ticket together?
Sep 26, 2011

Richmond, Virginia

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McDonnell: 'Very interested' in VP Spot

8:23 AM, Aug 15, 2011

Politico reports that Virginia governor Bob McDonnell would be "very interested" in the Republican vice presidential slot:

With solid poll ratings as a swing state governor, McDonnell is already drawing attention as a possible GOP vice-presidential prospect in 2012. And in an extended interview in his office here, the Virginia governor expressed interest in the number two spot on the national ticket.

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Congressman Jim Moran: A Vote for Offshore Drilling is a Vote Against SEAL Team Six

9:08 PM, May 05, 2011

There have been a lot of bad and self-serving arguments made against offshore oil drilling, but after the House of Representatives passed a bill permitting offshore drilling in Virginia today, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., may have taken craven opportunism to new heights: 

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A Conversation with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

3:34 PM, Apr 26, 2011

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell sat down with Byron York this morning to discuss "the country’s budgetary battle – one that reflects the local lessons learned in Virginia – and an examination of the tough choices that lie ahead." The event was hosted by e21 and the Manhattan Institute. Here's video of the event: 

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A Conversation with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

4:01 PM, Apr 25, 2011

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell will sit down for a conversation with Byron York tomorrow at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event is being hosted by e21 and the Manhattan Institute. Here are the details


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