Judge refuses to dismiss charges against former Va. Gov. McDonnell and his wife

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against former Va. Gov. McDonnell and his wife

RICHMOND, Va., May 20 (UPI) --A federal judge set a July trial date Tuesday for former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife after refusing to dismiss the corruption case against them.
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Former Va. governor, wife charged with corruption

Former Va. governor, wife charged with corruption

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts from a businessman.

3 area hospitals had space for Austin Deeds before attack on father

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three hospitals had beds available for the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds before the young man attacked his father and killed himself, officials said.

Va. state senator stabbed, son shot and killed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed and his 24-year-old son was shot and killed in an assault at Deeds' home near Charlottesville, Va., police said.
Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party of Virginia said it will take down racy posters on the Republican nominee for governor's efforts to repeal the state's anti-sodomy law.
Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Sunday Virginians "are ready to go to the polls" even though Hurricane Sandy could knock out power until after Election Day.

GOP abortion stance called just a start

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. governor said Sunday the states and Congress would have a large say in crafting a constitutional amendment banning abortion.

Sullivan reinstated as U. of Va. president

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 27 (UPI) -- The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has voted to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as university president, two weeks after forcing her resignation.
Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Virginia's Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he no longer supports requiring a woman to have an invasive form of ultrasound before an abortion.

Republicans claim Va. Senate control

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Republicans Wednesday claimed victory in two races they say give them control of the state Senate.
Official quits over Obama zombie e-mail

Official quits over Obama zombie e-mail

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Virginia Republican official has resigned, conceding his e-mail depicting President Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his head was in "bad taste."

FEMA denies Va. quake aid request

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said he will appeal a Federal Emergency Management Agency decision to deny a state request for earthquake recovery aid.

Tribes present Va. gov. with deer, turkey

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey American Indian tribes upheld a 333-year-old treaty by presenting the Virginia governor with two deer and a turkey.

Va. gov. to omit 'Confederate' reference

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Next April will be "Civil War in Virginia" month, Gov. Robert McDonnell said, acknowledging this year's political blowback to "Confederate History Month."

Va. gov: No clemency for Teresa Lewis

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said Friday he will not grant clemency to a woman scheduled to be executed next week for the murder of her husband and stepson.
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Robert McDonnell
Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia Robert McDonnell participates in a methamphetamine panel discussion as part of National Methamphetamine Awareness Day in Washington on November 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is the 71st and current Governor of Virginia and a former lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. McDonnell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1993 until he was elected Attorney General in 2005. After campaigning as a pragmatist, McDonnell was elected as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, defeating state Senator Creigh Deeds by a seventeen point margin in the 2009 general election. McDonnell was inaugurated on January 16, 2010 on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol and succeeded Tim Kaine.

Robert Francis McDonnell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a family of Irish descent. His family moved to Fairfax County, Virginia when he was one year old. McDonnell spent four years of his early childhood in Germany when his father John McDonnell, a United States Air Force officer, was sent out on assignment. After returning to Virginia four years later, the McDonnells permanently established residence in Fairfax County. His mother, Emma, worked at Mount Vernon. McDonnell graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1972. While attending Bishop Ireton High School, McDonnell played football and broke the T. C. Williams High School shut out streak of 20 quarters by scoring a touchdown with minutes left in the game.

McDonnell attended the University of Notre Dame on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a B.B.A. in management in 1976. Immediately following graduation, he served as a medical supply officer in the United States Army for four years. His military posts were medical clinics in Germany from 1976 to 1979, and in Newport News, Virginia from 1979 to 1981. In addition, McDonnell took night classes and received an M.S.B.A. from Boston University in 1980. After leaving active duty in 1981, McDonnell worked for the American Hospital Supply Corporation, primarily in the custom products regional division.

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