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New Gov. McDonnell Vows to Create Jobs

By Rich Griset and Brittany Daniels
VCU Capital News Service

RICHMOND, Va. – On an unseasonably warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, Robert F. McDonnell was sworn in as Virginia’s 71st governor.

Thousands descended upon Virginia’s capital to witness McDonnell, Lt. Governor William Bolling and Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli take their oaths of office.

“I kept my first promise – I said that it would be warm and sunny on my inauguration day,” McDonnell said.

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Virginians Assemble to Watch Ceremony, Parade

By Joanna Moreno
VCU Capital News Service

RICHMOND, Va. – Lou McClellan said he loves Virginia – and that’s why he came to Bob McDonnell’s inauguration as the commonwealth’s 71st governor.

“I think he will unite the state and bring us all together from things that had separated us in the past,” said McClellan, a Richmond resident and longtime Republican.

He was one of thousands of people who converged on the Virginia Capitol on Saturday to see the inauguration.

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VCU Students Show Little Interest In Governor’s Race

By Curtis Cobert and Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va–The gubernatorial election is fast approaching, but you wouldn’t know it on the state’s college campuses.

“I don’t even really know their names…I know DEEDS…right?” John Wassal said, a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Democrat Creigh Deeds is running against Republican Bob McDonnell. Both candidates say they’ve visited numerous universities throughout Virginia, but that hasn’t appeared to increase student interest. Some faculty and students believe the candidates are to blame.

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