McDonnell Begins Online Ad Campaign
Republican gubernatorial nominee Robert F. McDonnell launched a pair of online ads yesterday that will run for one week on the Drudge Report.
The ads tout McDonnell's support for federal legislation that would prevent inmates at Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to Virginia.
"We see a great response,'' said Tucker Martin, a McDonnell spokesman. "It shows the issue is important to voters."
President Obama has vowed to close Guantanamo by January, and the government is reviewing files on the detainees, who number about 240. The administration has strongly indicated that some will be transferred to federal courts, and a senior Justice Department official recently named Alexandria and Manhattan as possible destinations.
U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) introduced a bill to prevent federal money from being used to move the inmates to Virginia.
April 21, 2009; 12:16 PM ET
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