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Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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By Steve Szkotak

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell refinanced his private residence and restructured loans on other properties as he repays a businessman and donor who showered him and his family with gifts. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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By Bob Lewis

McDonnell Amends Virginia Texting Ban Bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell is reducing fines for a new law that would ban texting while driving in Virginia. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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By Julie Carey

McDonnell Open to Compromise on Transportation Funding

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell dropped into northern Virginia for the second time in recent weeks to try to rally support for his transportation funding plan that's been approved by the House of Delegates but... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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By BOB LEWIS, LARRY O'DELL

McDonnell Makes Big, Last Push for Lasting Legacy

McDonnell Makes Big, Last Push for Lasting Legacy

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell used his annual address to the state Wednesday to make one big, last push for an enduring legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to enact his education and transportation reforms. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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By Julie Carey

Va. Dems Want McDonnell to Investigate Voter Lines

Virginia Democrats are calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell to get to the bottom of what caused hours-long waits on Election Day in urban areas across the commonwealth. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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By Bob Lewis

McDonnell Serves Up Red Meat for RNC

Gov. Bob McDonnell is planning a speech that offers the crimson red meat to hungry conservatives attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

New Voter ID Cards for Registered Va. Voters

New Voter ID Cards for Registered Va. Voters

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed new polling place identification requirements into law Friday and, along with it, ordered the State Board of Elections to send new voter ID cards to every registered... Read »

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Crab Population Reaches Record High

AM Read: Crab Population Reaches Record High

Govs. McDonnell and O'Malley touted the success of a bay-wide stock rebuilding program, saying that the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population in 2012 is at a record high. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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By Perry Stein

Morning Read: MD, VA Try to Pass Overdue Budgets

Morning Read: MD, VA Try to Pass Overdue Budgets

Virginia lawmakers are hoping to vote on a spending plan on Tuesday, while Maryland Gov. O'Malley mulls whether to call a special session to fix the "doomsday" budget lawmakers passed as time ran out in the... Read »

Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: O'Malley Debates McDonnell

AM Read: O'Malley Debates McDonnell

The two governors faced off on CNN Sunday to discuss 2012 and recent economic growth in their states and the country. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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