Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has about six months left in office. But amid federal and state investigations into money a political donor gave to assist McDonnell and his family, the question must be raised: Will the governor have to step down before his term expires?
So far, McDonnell hasn't faced intense pressure to resign. Polling has shown encouraging signs for him; Democrats and Republicans have largely refrained from calling for his head, and he just hasn't sounded like a pol ready to call it a day.
In light of the new Washington Post poll showing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell with a 64 percent approval rating, an obvious question is raised: why do voters seem unconcerned about reports that the governor failed to disclose a $15,000 gift from a campaign donor?
Two reasons: McDonnell recent legislative achievements coupled with the fact that voters don't appear focused on gifts he received from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., chief executive of the Virginia-based dietary supplement firm Star Scientific Inc.
The Republican presidential candidates aren’t the only ones having to deal with some uncomfortable social issues this days.
This week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell — many insiders’ choice to be the GOP’s vice presidential nominee — had his own abortion tempest to deal with.
Political campaigns are getting started earlier than ever these days, so why should the vice presidential vetting process be any different?
All of the top early contenders for the Republican vice presidential nomination have seen their records put under a microscope in recent weeks.