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Bob McDonnell on Principles & Values

 


Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office

The indictments of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, reveal new details about requests for financial help from a prominent businessman while the offering to help promote the company's new product. Some excerpts:
Source: Washington Post on 2014 Virginia Senate & Gubernatorial race , Jan 21, 2014

FactCheck: No, Thomas Jefferson was a Democrat

McDonnell used a slightly doctored quote that he attributed to an early predecessor, Thomas Jefferson, the second governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. McDonnell agreed with Jefferson calling for "a wise and frugal Government which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry."

That's a selective paraphrase of what Jefferson actually said in his first presidential inaugural address. What Jefferson really said in 1801 was: "a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement."

So Jefferson first said a wise government "shall restrain men from injuring one another," something that could today be taken as an endorsement of government regulation. By leaving that part out, McDonnell made Jefferson--founder of what has become the modern Democratic Party--sound a good bit more like an anti-tax, anti-regulation Republican than he was in reality.

Source: FactCheck.org on 2010 State of the Union response , Jan 27, 2010

Create a Commonwealth of Opportunity for all Virginians

Together we face challenges, and the choices we make this session will come after much reflection and debate. "With challenge comes opportunity." If that is true--we have lots of opportunity before us. I pledge to work with you to create "A Commonwealth of Opportunity" for all Virginians.

I want to see opportunity flourishing in the successful start-up of a small business in Norfolk. in the farmer able to keep working his family's land. in the first-time home buyer receiving her new keys.

Source: Virginia 2010 State of the State Address , Jan 18, 2010

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Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
Up for re-election 2014:
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AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
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GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
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