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  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, and his wife, Maureen, center, behind McDonnell, are surrounded by family and supporters as they leave Federal court in Richmond, Va. The former first lady of Virginia and her husband, former Gov. Bob McConnell, have been indicted on several counts of trading on their influence to enrich themselves and family members.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell makes a statement as his wife, Maureen, listens during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell makes a statement as his daughter, Cailin and her husband, Chris Young, listen during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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  • FILE - This May 5, 2011 file photo provided by the office of the Governor of Virginia shows Jonnie Williams left, and Maureen McDonnell, wife of then Gov. Bob McDonnell, during a reception for a NASCAR race at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from Williams.  (AP Photo/Office of the Governor of Virginia, Michele White, File)

    Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife indicted

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the GOP, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter's wedding - and even a joyride in a Ferrari - from the owner of a company that makes health supplements.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Focus on Williams is a distraction

    I bet more Virginians could tell you who businessman Jonnie Williams is than can name the two candidates for governor, or name the candidates for attorney general ("McDonnell apologizes, repays Jonnie Williams' loan," Web, July 23). The press's laser focus on Mr. Williams is hindering the ability of Virginians to participate in the public debate — and in this case, the debate is over who will lead the commonwealth for the next four years.

  • The cumulative budget surplus under Gov. Bob McDonnell has been the largest for any administration in state history. (associated press)

    Bob McDonnell reports nearly $2B cumulative surplus

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  • Gubernatorial candidate Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says he is focused on Virginia, not social issues such as gay marriage. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Prosecutor: Cuccinelli won't face charges over late reports

    A three-month investigation by Richmond prosecutors has cleared Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of criminal wrongdoing for his failure to report in financial disclosures thousands of dollars he received in personal gifts.

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