McDonnell Rushes to Sick Father-in-Law's Side

Virginia governor abruptly cancels planned bill signing

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010  |  Updated 10:54 AM EDT
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McDonnell Rushes to Sick Father-in-Law's Side

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell cancelled a planned bill signing due to a family emergency Saturday.

McDonnell and his wife, first lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell, left to be with the governor's father-in-law, who is "very ill," said a staffer.

The planned ceremonial bill signing was for legislation to increase funding for the Virginia Wine Promotion Fund. It was planned to be held at King Family Vineyard in Crozet, Va.

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