Watchdog to probe tourism contract with Youngkin ad-maker

The contract was executed earlier this year and drew prompt criticism from Virginia Democrats...
The contract was executed earlier this year and drew prompt criticism from Virginia Democrats when news outlets reported it earlier this year.(Steve Helber | AP)
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 1:06 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2022 at 1:07 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia’s state government watchdog agency says it will examine the awarding of a six-figure contract to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s political ad-maker for the production of a state tourism video that featured the governor.

A spokesperson for the Office of the State Inspector General says the probe will focus on whether appropriate procurement laws were followed and whether any government funds were wasted.

The contract was executed earlier this year and drew prompt criticism from Virginia Democrats when news outlets reported it earlier this year.

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