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.
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.
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.
Virginia’s Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that President Barack Obama can’t take credit for the state’s 5.6 percent jobless rate, though he deserves blame for the national rate of 8.2 percent.
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has less than half as much cash as Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe, with a prominent list of Republican donors sitting out this year’s most competitive U.S. political contest -- and in some cases switching sides.