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Sen. Mark R. Warner (right) holds a large lead in a hypothetical Senate race with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Mr. Warner is running for re-election in 2014. Virginia governors are limited to a single term. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell this week stopped short of any wholesale changes to a transportation plan that will likely be his signature legislative achievement, but the under-fire Republican did propose a series of modifications. (Associated Press)

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An Iowa TV ad rips Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for brokering a transportation deal that includes tax increases. Mr. McDonnell is a possible presidential candidate.

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“When fully implemented,” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote of the sequesters, “they could force Virginia and other states into recession.” (Associated Press)

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“The floor substitute that passed with my support, by removing the fee, by removing the tolls, is one I am advocating every member of the General Assembly in the House to pass,” said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday in Richmond. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures “0” as he urges eliminating the state gasoline tax in favor of an increase in the state sales tax to fund transportation needs on Jan 8. (Associated Press)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed giving public schools a letter grade, a move that is seen as essential to generating parental and community support for improving schools. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell opens the 2013 General Assembly session. (Associated Press)