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Gov. McDonnell’s daughter to address convention

Like father, like daughter.

One day after Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell addresses the Republican National Convention, one of his children will have the same honor.


Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) (Steve Earley/Associated Press)

Like her father’s prime time speech Tuesday, Jeanine McDonnell’s appearance is seen as another nod to the importance that Virginia will play in the presidential race.

Obama took the state in 2008, breaking the Democrats’ 40-year losing streak.

Jeannine McDonnell is no stranger to the spotlight. She campaigned for her father, sang the National Anthem at his 2010 inauguration, and in 2009 made an endorsement video for U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.).

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.

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