Governor McDonnell to Speak at Republican National Convention
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is one of many state Republicans spending time in the Sunshine State this week. He'll speak in front of thousands Tuesday night, just hours before President Barack Obama speaks before a crowd in Charlottesville.
The governor is fired up for his speech Tuesday night. Not surprisingly, the focus of his speech centers on jobs and the economy.
He's one of many Virginia Republicans making waves at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, including Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
With the Obama campaign passing through Charlottesville Wednesday, even more attention is on the commonwealth. But as the president works to rally younger voters, Governor McDonnell says he welcomes the attention.
"I think frankly it will be a good contrast," McDonnell said. "No matter how the president spins it, every young person at UVA, where my son goes to school, know that 8 percent unemployment rate for 40 months and a $16 trillion and growing national debt, and gas prices doubling, and entrepreneurship at its lowest point in 30 years...that's not good for young people."
The battleground is only just heating up. McDonnell will speak before the convention around 8:45 Tuesday evening.
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Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.Full Story
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