Social Security must be reformed in order to ensure that it remains sustainable in the decades aheadPolitics 2012: Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme Sep 18, 2011
This story casts him in a wholly different light for many people who did not know about McDonnell's past views on a variety of social issues. It is now much more than a charge from Democrats that 'Hey, this guy is an extremist,' when he had been so successful portraying himself as moderateImpact of thesis on McDonnell unclear Aug 31, 2009
What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle classMcDonnell takes aim at Obama agenda Jan 27, 2010
Virginia is ready to become the energy capitol of the East CoastVirginia open to offshore oil and gas Mar 26, 2010
I'm a conservative Republican and I believe at the federal level that conservative Republicans will serve our state and our nation the bestPolitics 2010: Virginia conservatives face challenge from right Jun 04, 2010
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.