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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 »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

McDonnell, Jindal to Talk Education Reform

McDonnell, Jindal to Talk Education Reform

A week after enlisting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his campaign for education reform, Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling on another prominent fellow Republican. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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By Julie Carey

"Hybrid Tax" Protested in Richmond

Environmentally conscious drivers could face a new fee in Virginia as part of Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to fund transportation projects, so some hybrid car owners took to the streets in protest Thursday. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

McDonnell Noncommittal on Cuccinelli Stepping Down

McDonnell Noncommittal on Cuccinelli Stepping Down

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell was noncommittal on whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli should step down as attorney general. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

McDonnell Opposed to Changing Va. Electoral College

McDonnell Opposed to Changing Va. Electoral College

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell opposes Republican legislation to change his state's electoral college system. 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 »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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By Julie Carey

McDonnell Proposes Higher Sales Tax for Transportation Funds

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell unveils what he is calling a bold, new plan to raise $3.1 billion in transportation funding over the next five years. Read »

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Va. Will Join Federal Healthcare Exchange

Va. Will Join Federal Healthcare Exchange

"If Virginians are faced with running a costly, heavily regulated bureaucratic exchange without clear direction from Washington, then it is in the best interest of our taxpayers to let Washington manage an... Read »

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. GOP To Drop "Personhood" Bill

AM Read: Va. GOP To Drop

Is this a sign that the GOP will focus less on social issues this year? Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Mr. Popularity

Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Mr. Popularity

A new Quinnipiac survey holds some good news for Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell. 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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