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But, it was a different question: Would he be willing to leave the governorship early to serve in a Romney administration?

“Honestly, this has been the great privilege of my life to be governor of Virginia; other governors have said there’s no higher honor than to be governor of Virginia,” he replied. “Nobody’s made me any offers, so I guess I won’t answer that type of hypothetical question at this point. … I’m not sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.”

Such questions, one would assume, will cease soon enough, Mr. McDonnell.

• Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski contributed to this report.

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