Governor to Barnstorm VA, Tout his Record - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Governor to Barnstorm VA, Tout his Record

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell is launching a statewide tour this week to tout his administration's track record.

First stop will be Friday in Salem, followed by visits in Roanoke and Bristol. McDonnell's calling the barnstorming "This Commonwealth of Opportunity."

In a statement issued Tuesday, McDonnell cited a declining unemployment rate, increased agricultural exports and the bipartisan transportation package, among other achievements, as hallmarks of his administration. The Republican governor is in the final six months of his term.

The tour will swing to Southside early next week, then move on to Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. The tour concludes Aug. 15 with stops in Alexandria and Fairfax.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

    Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.