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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to give 2 percent pay raises to public school teachers in exchange for increased flexibility to fire educators deemed incompetent on their performance reviews. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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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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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he does not expect revenue to decline next year, although it could grow at a slower pace depending on what happens in Washington. He has told state lawmakers that Virginia could be significantly affected by the “fiscal cliff.” (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he does not expect revenue to decline next year, although it could grow at a slower pace depending on what happens in Washington. He has told state lawmakers that Virginia could be significantly affected by the “fiscal cliff.” (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Indiana Gov.-Elect Mike Pence, left, and Republican Governors Association Chairman Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell participate in a panel discussion during the 2012 RGA Annual Conference at Encore hotel-casino Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)

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Indiana Gov.-Elect Mike Pence, left, and Republican Governors Association Chairman Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell participate in a panel discussion during the 2012 RGA Annual Conference at Encore hotel-casino Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell addresses the invitation-only crowd in the 83-year-old Byrd Theater in Richmond before Thursday’s state premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was filmed entirely in Virginia. The state is wooing filmmakers. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell addresses the invitation-only crowd in the 83-year-old Byrd Theater in Richmond before Thursday’s state premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was filmed entirely in Virginia. The state is wooing filmmakers. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, on Wednesday congratulates Mr. Kaine on his Senate victory, despite having supported Mr. Kaine’s GOP opponent in the contest. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Virginia Gov. George Allen is joined on stage with his wife Susan Allen and family as he concedes the senate race to former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during his election night party event at the Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Democratic Senate candidate and former Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, wait in line to vote in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, walk back home after voting in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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President Obama (center), in the final hours of a four-state campaign day, is joined by former President Bill Clinton (left) and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, at a rally at Jiffy Lube Live Arena in Bristow, Va., late on Saturday night, Nov. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama (center), in the final hours of a four-state campaign day, is joined by former President Bill Clinton (left) and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, at a rally at Jiffy Lube Live Arena in Bristow, Va., late on Saturday night, Nov. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)