- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 11, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. | Security has tightened around Gov. Bob McDonnell after Saturday’s shooting of an Arizona congresswoman in an attack that killed six people.

Reporters covering a McDonnell news conference were told Tuesday that they could no longer place recorders or microphones on the governor’s lectern after he has started speaking.

Spokesman J. Tucker Martin said it’s a minor change resulting from a broader review of executive security by the State Police and the governor’s protective detail.

The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she met with constituents prompted reviews nationally of security protocols for prominent elected officials.

Giffords was in critical condition Tuesday and is among 14 people wounded in the attack.


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