Obamacare opponents pressure governors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are urging U.S. governors "to tell the federal government no" when it comes to implementing the healthcare reform law.
Sandy stalls presidential campaign

Sandy stalls presidential campaign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Campaigning took a timeout Tuesday as President Obama monitored the response to post-tropical Cyclone Sandy and Mitt Romney held a storm relief event in Ohio.
Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy Friday targeted the U.S. east coast and possible convergence with an icy storm threatened to create what forecasters dubbed "Frankenstorm."

U.S. voters await final debate message

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney has time to attract voters in key states if he can put on another strong showing in Tuesday's presidential debate, a Republican governor predicted.

Activists work to register felons to vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Civil right activists have stepped up efforts to allow more than 1.5 million voting-eligible felons in Florida and millions more nationwide access to elections.
GOP: Romney makes U.S. 'best' for business

GOP: Romney makes U.S. 'best' for business

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Republican convention Wednesday would declare Mitt Romney can make the United States "the best place" to work and do business, the party chairman said.

GOP: Obama's policies choking business

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Speaker after speaker Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., savaged President Obama's policies they say are choking small business.

McDonnell: America needs 'dynamic change'

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- New leadership in Washington is needed to get the country out of debt and back to work, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said at the Republican National Convention.

Boos erupt when GOP resolutions adopted

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Boos filled the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida when it was announced alternate delegates from Maine would be seated instead of delegates who back Ron Paul.
GOP platform has conservative edge

GOP platform has conservative edge

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The platform being drafted for the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla., likely will be the most conservative plan in years, observers say.

Tax returns, Biden seen as minor issues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A pair of U.S. governors predicted this week's flaps over Mitt Romney's tax returns and a crack made by Vice President Joe Biden would not catch on with voters.
Romney to name running mate Saturday

Romney to name running mate Saturday

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney will name his vice presidential running mate Saturday morning in Virginia, his campaign announced Friday night.
Romney plans a swing through swing states

Romney plans a swing through swing states

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's campaign plans a four-day bus tour through four swing states -- Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.
Romney softens Olympics remarks

Romney softens Olympics remarks

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney Friday backpedaled his criticism of the London Olympic Games, saying he's now convinced the Brits are ready.
Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their training camp to Richmond, Va., next year.
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Bob McDonnell
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

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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