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July 25, 2013


McDonnell Shifts Strategy in Dealing with Scandal

Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R), "who for months has said very little about gifts and loans received from a campaign donor, has launched an aggressive drive to improve his reputation," the Washington Post reports.

"Over the past two weeks, he has switched lawyers, hired a private spokesman, apologized to the commonwealth, given back $124,000 to the wealthy benefactor and, on Wednesday, traveled to Afghanistan, looking very much like a governor immersed in something other than his own political and legal troubles. The activity, culminating in McDonnell's surprise visit to Virginia troops overseas, represents a clear shift in strategy for the governor."












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