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June 20, 2013


The Quick Fall of Bob McDonnell

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) "evolution from Republican up-and-comer to the center of an FBI and grand jury investigation is bewildering to political observers and a potentially significant loss for his party," Jill Lawrence reports.

"As recently as March, McDonnell was seen as so likely to run for the Republican presidential nomination that an anti-tax group ran an ad against him in Iowa, where caucuses launch the primary season every four years. But the investigations into an unreported $15,000 gift from a major donor, along with reports of improper billing and staff use at the executive mansion in Richmond, are a serious, possibly insurmountable obstacle to being on a national ticket."












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