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McDonnell Secures a Vote -- or Two

Anita Kumar

We're guessing Bob McDonnell won over at least one potential voter yesterday with his visit to a facility that aids veterans in central Virginia.

Yolanda Dean, the founder of the aptly named Compassion House, wrote a letter that was printed in the Culpeper newspaper asking McDonnell and Creigh Deeds which of them she should vote for -- and encouraging them to pay her a visit.

McDonnell's wife, Maureen, saw the letter and convinced her husband to go. McDonnell, who served in the military, visited yesterday and spoke about his veterans plan.

Dean was so impressed with his scheduled visit that she wrote a follow up letter to the newspaper last week. "Bob McDonnell is right to bring to light the importance of supporting those who have fought to keep us safe," she said yesterday.

We're not sure, but we'd bet Dean casts a ballot for McDonnell come November.

By Anita Kumar  |  July 31, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Bob cares about Virginians, and will go the extra mile to support all of us. He and Maureen are a great team.

Posted by: DaveCheney | July 31, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

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