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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's executive order directs that new voter-registration cards be sent to every active voter in the state. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, from right, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrive at a campaign stop in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, from right, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrive at a campaign stop in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (left) and former Sen. George Allen, who also was governor of the commonwealth, greet each other after the AP Day at the Capitol senatorial debate at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed some minor changes to a massive overhaul of the state's depleted pension fund. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed seven bills and offered more than 100 amendments to legislation passed by the General Assembly this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he talks with members of the Virginia General Assembly after the session adjourned at the Capitol in Richmond on Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks Feb. 10, 2012, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks Feb. 10, 2012, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks Feb. 10, 2012, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Steve Appleton, chief executive and chairman of Micron Technology, Inc., speaks Nov. 4, 2005, after Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner announced Micron will create 860 new high-tech jobs during a ceremony at the company's Manassas, Va., location. (Associated Press/Potomac News)

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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Republican (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell applauds as he delivers his State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, is joined by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (left) and Attorney General, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II during a news conference Tuesday with House and Senate Republicans at the Capitol in Richmond. The 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly begins Wednesday with the Senate split 20-20 by political parties. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announces his education agenda Monday for the legislature at the Capitol in Richmond as (from left) Luca Rickey, Zane Childress and Caroline Saady listen. His No. 1 push will be to repeal the so-called Kings Dominion law that says schools cannot open until after Labor Day. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he announces his legislative agenda during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 4, 2012, file photo, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (right) and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (center) announce their legislative agenda in Richmond. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (left) and the Rev. Tommy McDearis (right) comfort Army Sgt. Paul Sweeney during the memorial service Monday in Blacksburg for Deriek W. Crouse, a Virginia Tech police officer who was fatally shot last week. (Associated Press)