Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) apologized again on Tuesday for embarrassing his state and announced that he and his family will be returning all gifts they received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr. His endorsed would-be successor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) has not.
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) campaigned for his office pledging to prohibit gifts to government officials from those seeking state contracts. But his own financial disclosures show he accepted thousands of dollars worth of gifts from friends who could benefit from his position.
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Tuesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) apologized for bringing embarrassment to his state by accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and about $120,000 in loans from a controversial tobacco executive. But though his actions are the subject of a federal grand jury and a state investigation, cable news largely ignored this story — opting instead to focus on the sex life of a former Congressman.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Tuesday that he had repaid about $120,000 in loans from to tobacco executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. and apologized for the embarrassment he brought to the Commonwealth of Virginia. McDonnell had previously insisted he had done nothing wrong in accepting major gifts from the Star Scientific CEO.