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McDonnell to step down to run for governor

Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will resign that job to concentrate on his campaign for governor, reports say.  The Virginian-Pilot says McDonnell announced his plan in an e-mail to staffers this morning.  He reportedly expects chief deputy Bill Mims to be appointed to serve the remainder of his term as AG.

Because the General Assembly is in session, legislators – not the governor – will get to choose McDonnell’s successor.  Gov. Kaine would support Mims’ appointment, however, according to a spokesman.

By Peter Vieth

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  1. Thanks for your great work as AG, Bob, and good luck with the campaign!

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