WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell had one last turn on the national stage as host of the weekend midsummer retreat of U.S. governors as a potential vice presidential running mate for Republican Mitt Romney. And then President Barack Obama upstaged him.
For nearly a year, McDonnell's National Governors Association host team raised $1 million in private cash and organized a detailed itinerary of high-profile panels.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new statewide poll puts Gov. Bob McDonnell's job approval rating at 53 percent, matching the lowest number of his term.
The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,282 registered voters from Thursday through Monday has seen the popularity of the Republican vice presidential prospect melt from his high of 62 percent in October.
The poll, released Wednesday morning, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.