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Now that he is running for the U.S. Senate, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, is facing questions about his decision last year to send a double-murderer to his native Germany. The order was rescinded by his GOP successor. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell used a line-item veto Tuesday to cut 25 percent of the state's funding to public broadcasting. (Associated Press)

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In this letter, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announces his veto of the state's redistricting plan.

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Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, shown here Wednesday at the Statehouse, says he supports the state's current adoption policy, which welcomes single individuals and married couples as caregivers for children. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures during a press conference detailing the Republican agenda for the 2011 session of the General Assembly as Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, right, listen at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell speaks during a town-hall-style meeting at the Bristol Public Library in Bristol, Va., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. (AP Photo)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, left, gestures during a press conference along with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, right, at the state Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 15, 2010. The governor said 71,500 jobs have been added in Virginia since February. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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**FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (at podium) addresses President Obama's announcement of offshore oil and gas exploration as (from left) Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Maureen Matsen and Secretary of Natural Resources Dout Domenech look on at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (left), on the campaign trail with President Obama (Getty Images)