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McDonnell Kicks Off Campaign

Anita Kumar

Former attorney general Robert F. McDonnell officially kicks off his campaign for governor this morning at a rally at an Annandale fire station. Several hundreds of supporters are expected to attend.

Later today, McDonnell will knock on doors on Wagon Wheel Road in the Mount Vernon section of Fairfax County to speak to potential voters on the street where he lived from age 8 until he left for college. He will then fly to Richmond, Virginia Beach and Roanoke.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) and others elected officials are expected to attend today's events. Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will join McDonnell on Monday.

McDonnell, the Republican nominee for governor, will embark on a six-day tour of the state that will include visits to every region of Virginia.

See below for the full schedule:

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
10:00 am Northern Virginia - Annandale Firehouse (7128 Columbia Pike. Annandale)
3:00 pm Richmond - J.R. Tucker High School (2910 N Parham Rd. Richmond)
5:30 pm Hampton Roads -- Princess Anne High School (4400 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach)
8:45 pm Roanoke -Roanoke City GOP Reagan Day Dinner (Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke )

SUNDAY, MARCH 29
1:00 pm Martinsville - McDonnell Campaigns at the 2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway (340 Speedway Rd. Ridgeway)
6:00 pm Online Kickoff Night - McDonnell participates in conference call with bloggers, visits Virginia and National blogs

MONDAY, MARCH 30
9:00 am Martinsville Economic Roundtable with Southside Leaders ( The New College Institute, Classroom Building Room 303, 30 Franklin Street, Martinsville)
3:30 pm Tazewell Rally with Special Guest Mike Huckabee --Tazewell County Airport (100 Airport Rd. Cedar Bluff)

TUESDAY MARCH 31
10:45 am Petersburg Coffee -- Java Mio Coffeehouse (322 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg)
1:00 pm Charlottesville/UVa Rally -- UVA Jefferson Hall (Hotel C) (UVa Central Grounds, McCormick Road, Charlottesville)
4:15 pm Harrisonburg/JMU Rally - Room 402 Taylor Hall at JMU ( 285 Warren Service Drive, Harrisonburg)
7:00 pm Lynchburg Rally -- The Swann Group (724 Commerce Street, Lynchburg)
10:00 pm Blacksburg/Virginia Tech Rally -- Montgomery County GOP HQ (215 Draper Road, Blacksburg)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1
8:00 am Winchester Breakfast -- Jimmy's Restaurant (Rte. 50 & I-81 at the Quality Inn)
12:30 pm Culpeper Lunch -- Raven's Nest Coffee House (254 E Davis Street, Culpeper)
5:00 pm Eastern Shore Reception -- Sunrise Restaurant Bar & Grill (25345 Lankford Highway, Onley)
7:30 pm Fredericksburg/Mary Washington Rally - Stafford County GOP Headquarters ( 7 Butler Road, Fredericksburg)

THURSDAY APRIL 2
1:00 pm Emporia Lunch -- Huddle House Restaurant (1589 Skippers Road, Emporia)

By Anita Kumar  |  March 28, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

yup... the trail is still hot from the trials of the last election and these creeps are out their ready to grab those votes! Of course the only thing they have that can get your attention is the fear they will instill from Obama working hard to fix what is wrong with our government, trying to fix what is terribly wrong with health care, on and on... oh and don't forget throw in some stuff about a womans right to choose (decided in 68), gay rights and stem cell research.

Here's and idea.. the not fiscaly responsible party might want to take on the issue of a flat tax... but then that issue would not bring in those big dollars they need to get elected. Bah Humbug

Posted by: randal_johns | March 28, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Heck! He must have already won Northern
Virginia, hands down...

Just one stop in Annandale says it all?
That is unless you count April fools day
as NOVA?

Posted by: dealmake | March 28, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

He should have stayed back in Pat Robertson land (Virginia Beach) where he belongs. The guy has nothing to do with Northern Virginia.

Posted by: FederalGraphics | March 28, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Mike Huckabee is campaigning for him? Maybe they could add Pat Robertson to the act to channel Jerry Falwell.

You're not looking too good to Independents, Taliban Bob.

Posted by: hisroc | March 28, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell was raised in NoVA and went to high school in Alexandria. That's more than yankees like Moran and McAullife can say.

Posted by: Simon23p | March 29, 2009 1:51 AM | Report abuse

"Mike Huckabee is campaigning for him? Maybe they could add Pat Robertson to the act to channel Jerry Falwell.

You're not looking too good to Independents, Taliban Bob."

Posted by: hisroc | March 28, 2009 6:01 PM

Not that you are an independent by any stretch of the imagination...LOL

Posted by: steveincville | March 29, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

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