It doesn't hurt to make your state -- and yourself -- look as good as possible right when the presidential nominee for your party is trying to pick a No. 2.
That's especially true when your current job runs out in a year.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's PAC, Opportunity Virginia, is up with a new ad, promoting what's love in Virginia (and who's been in charge).
Domenico Montanaro is NBC News' Deputy Political Editor and an NBC News First Read analyst. Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director and an NBC News First Read analyst. Read the national edition of First Read featuring Chuck Todd, Mark and Domenico on msnbc.com.