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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell: Marriage was at breaking point

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell: Marriage was at breaking point

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his years in politics put increasing stress on his marriage, and he is now living away from his wife.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

Virginia Senate votes to overturn ultrasound mandate

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- In a largely symbolic move, the Virginia state Senate voted to repeal a 2012 law requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
Gabrielle Levy
Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell indicted

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell indicted

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was indicted in federal court Tuesday on charges of illegally accepting gifts from donors.
Gabrielle Levy

Va. teen's sentence reduced for armed robbery

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, before leaving office Saturday, commuted the sentence of Travion Blount to 40 years.
Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

Report: U.S. is close to indicting Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell he and his wife will be charged in a scandal involving gifts from a supporter, the Washington Post reported.

Republican Obenshain concedes Va. AG race

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- GOP nominee Mark Obenshain conceded defeat Wednesday in Virginia's attorney general's race, handing Democrats their first sweep of statewide offices since 1969.
Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds was grievously stabbed by his son, who then shot himself Tuesday morning.
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Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election in New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Virginia's conservative attorney general.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.
Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe Sunday in Arlington.
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Virginia governor's mansion chef pleads no contest to embezzlement

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Former Virginia governor's mansion chef Todd Schneider pleaded no contest Wednesday to two misdemeanor embezzlement charges in Richmond Circuit Court.

Cuccinelli to donate $18,000 to offset Williams' gifts

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said he's donating $18,000 to charity to offset gifts from a wealthy donor who's under investigation.

Gov. McDonnell says he is repaying loans from company head

RICHMOND, Va., July 23 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said borrowing money from the president of a dietary supplement company was not illegal but he is paying it back anyway.
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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell waves as he departs after speaking at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation fourth annual "Defending the American Dream" summit in Washington on August 27, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician who has been the 71st Governor of Virginia since January 2010. A former lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, McDonnell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1993 to 2006 and served as Attorney General of Virginia from 2006 to 2009.

McDonnell was elected as the Governor of Virginia on the back of the campaign slogan, "Bob's for Jobs", defeating Democratic state Senator Creigh Deeds by a 17-point margin in a 2009 general election marked by the late-2000s recession. McDonnell was inaugurated on January 16, 2010, on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol to succeed Tim Kaine. He currently serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Since taking office, McDonnell has declared a Confederate History Month, successfully handed over two consecutive budget surpluses , and pushed for privatisation, extending a contract to outsource the state's computer operations and attempting to auction off the state's ABC liquor stores, and promoted offshore drilling for Virginia. He has sought to fund transportation improvements from non-traditional revenues sources including the proposal to auction-off liquor stores and establishing a toll booth at the Virginia-North Carolina border. He has used his amendatory veto power to restrict state funding for abortions.

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