Massachusetts’s Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell both insist their party’s nominee will win the presidency. In three days, one of them will be proved wrong.
A federal investigation into a Virginia businessman’s political ties is threatening to harm the reputations of Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, an often mentioned prospective presidential candidate, and the man running to replace him.
Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Mitt Romney will carry Virginia and win the presidency by a “razor-thin” margin.
Bloomberg's Al Hunt reports on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's comments about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's ability to garner the Hispanic vote. Hunt speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)
Tom Davis, a Republican consultant and former Virginia congressman, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that controversies surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have hurt the Republican’s possible presidential aspirations at a time when he already is viewed skeptically by the party’s base.
If you were trying to predict the future four years ago, you might have expected Republicans to be in better shape in Virginia than New Jersey. Republicans romped in the election for governor in the first state, while winning more narrowly in the second. New Jersey is also much more Democratic than Virginia: It went for President Barack Obama by a bigger margin than any other state with a Republican governor.