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Morning Read: Who Actually Paid For McDonnell’s Daughter’s Wedding?

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AM Read: Who Paid for McDonnell’s Daughter’s Wedding?

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

More questions surfaced Tuesday about who actually paid for Gov. Bob McDonnell’s daughter’s wedding in 2011 after the Washington Post obtained documents showing that the governor signed the catering contract and paid the nearly $8,000 deposit for the catering.

This comes in conflict with McDonnell’s previous claims that his daughter and her husband paid for their own wedding, and a $15,000 gift from a major campaign donor to pay for the food was a wedding gift and did not need to be disclosed under the law.

But when the combination of the governor’s deposit and the donor’s gift resulted in overpayment, the $3,500 refund check was paid to McDonnell’s wife, the Washington Post reports.

Virginia law requires that elected officials publicly report gifts of more than $50, but does not require politicians to disclose gifts made to family members.

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