McDonnell in Roanoke
Yesterday evening Bob McDonnell was in Roanoke for a "thank you" dinner as part of his tour of western Virginia. It was well attended as the room was at overflow capacity. He spoke about how things are going so far as AG and also pointed out his legislative successes this year (getting 20 of his 21 bills passed). There was also a discussion about the bill that wasn't passed on eminent domain. Bob assured the group that our law would be fixed eventually (maybe in the special session) but that all the sticking points had still not been ironed out.No one publicly asked him about his ambitions for 2009, but a few in attendance could be heard privately giving their support for his impending gubentorial campaign. In 2009 it will be interesting who the Roanoke area supports. Many would think Bolling b/c he seems to play better in rural areas, but Roanoke is a suburban area in the middle of rural Virginia. That may play into McDonnell's favor as we near '09.