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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters as he arrives Oct. 17, 2012, for a rally at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters as he arrives for a rally at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters as he arrives Oct. 17, 2012, for a rally at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Young supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney put their hands to their hearts Oct. 17, 2012, during the Pledge of Allegiance before Romney's campaign event at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds an American flag and a "Defeat Obama" sign during a Romney rally at Tidewater Community college in Chesapeake, Va., on Oct. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters Oct. 17, 2012, during a campaign stop at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Oct. 17, 2012, during a campaign stop at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters Oct. 17, 2012, during a campaign stop at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves Oct. 17, 2012, as he arrives for a campaign stop at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals fans Susie Cox of Chesapeake, Md., and her daughter, Ella, 7, watch the first day of practice at the annual development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, left, tea party leader Jamie Radtke, Virginia Delegate Robert G. Marshall, and former Gov. George Allen, attend their final Virginia Republican Senatorial debate before the June 12 Virginia primary, at the Fairview Park Marriott, in Falls Church on Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson, left, tea party leader Jamie Radtke, Virginia Delegate Robert G. Marshall, and former Gov. George Allen, attend their final Virginia Republican Senatorial debate before the June 12 Virginia primary, at the Fairview Park Marriott, in Falls Church on Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Rachael Yamagata's third album "Chesapeake" was funded by her fans.

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Mike Tidwell (right) from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network addresses a rally outside the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington on Oct., 7, 2011, against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. (Associated Press)

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Elkton Eclipse centerfielder Erik "Dubs" Meyers, of Chesapeake, Md., slides into home plate as he avoids a tag from Potomac Nine catcher Jeff "Piper" Hornberger, of Crofton, Md., during the Loudoun Preservation Society's 19th Century Baseball Day. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Elkton Eclipse centerfielder Erik "Dubs" Meyers, of Chesapeake, Md., high fives his teammates after scoring a run during the Loudoun Preservation Society's 19th Century Baseball Day at the Oatlands, in Leesburg, Va., Sunday, June 12, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Elkton Eclipse centerfielder Erik "Dubs" Meyers, of Chesapeake, Md., slides into home plate as he avoids a tag from Potomac Nine catcher Jeff "Piper" Hornberger, of Crofton, Md., during the Loudoun Preservation Society's 19th Century Baseball Day at the Oatlands, in Leesburg, Va., Sunday, June 12, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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With temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, sweat drips off the cap of "Hammer" Richards. Elkton Eclipse centerfielder Erik "Dubs" Meyers, of Chesapeake, Md. (below left), slides into home plate as he avoids a tag from Potomac Nine catcher Jeff "Piper" Hornberger, of Crofton, Md.

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"This will be awful," Delegate John A. Cosgrove, Chesapeake Republican, said of the Senate plan for congressional districts that, he says, slices up Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Prince William County and Hanover. (Associated Press)

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Republican House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (right) talks with fellow Republican Delegate S. Chris Jones, Chesapeake-Suffolk (left), during debate on Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's budget amendments on the House floor at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)