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UPDATE -- Everyone Owns Bob McDonnell

Amy Gardner

Have you noticed how many local ties Republican Bob McDonnell has across Virginia? Fairfax's Own! Virginia Beach's Own! As McDonnell has said again and again: "I'm basically your local candidate all over the state. It doesn't matter where you live."

We wrote about this topic a while back, but those yard signs keep popping up showing McDonnell's personal ties to [community name here], so the time has come for a proper photo gallery.


We're also launching a contest to name the next generation of signs. Certainly "Henrico's Own" is in the offing, as that's where McDonnell lives now. And "Richmond's Own", where he's worked for the past four years. How about "Third Crossing's Own?" or "Notre Dame's Own?" What other slogans can you think of?

McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin was happy to speak seriously about his candidate's ties to different parts of the state.

"Bob has deep and personal connections to both Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, two dynamic and growing regions of our state," Martin wrote in an email a few moments ago. "He was raised in Northern Virginia. And he raised his family in Hampton Roads, and represented Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates for 14 years. We want all Virginia voters to know about his connections to these two regions. They provide Bob with the kind of broad understanding of Virginia that is of great benefit to someone seeking to serve as governor of all of Virginia."

Keep the slogans coming as well as the pictures -- we'll gladly expand the photo gallery with your images and ideas. And don't forget -- we jabbed Democrat Creigh Deeds last week for an interesting placement of a "Deeds Country" sign in the middle of Great Falls mansion-land.

UPDATE: Deeds spokesman Jared Leopold wins the prize for the first contest entry: "It doesn't matter where in Virginia you're from, taking $5.4 billion from our schools is bad for every community. We're looking forward to seeing that on a sign."

By Amy Gardner  |  September 28, 2009; 1:35 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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How about:

Pat Robertson Owns

Posted by: jeffersonian1 | September 28, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

How about:

Lobbyists own Bob McDonnell

Posted by: mr_gremlin | September 28, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Bob McDonnell - From Everywhere in Virginia
Creigh Deeds - For Everyone in Virginia

Posted by: tgreeson1 | September 28, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Regent's Own.

Posted by: hitpoints | September 28, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell must be running away with this thing, the leftist water carrying compost has dropped their daily hit pieces on Bob from the front page, and relegated the objective McDonnell pieces to A-26...

Posted by: SMWE357 | September 28, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Newman's Own?

Posted by: valandsend | September 28, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

is Bath County's Own
that much better?

Posted by: SeanL | September 28, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable! Washington Post's OWN DEEDS who can barely navigate himself outside of his tiny weeeney town. come on, where is the journalistic integrity? Like I said, this independent has been way turn off by the negative campaigning by Wapo and Deeds and there are many others like me so keep it up bc this vote is Bob's.

Posted by: letsfroggy1 | September 29, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Fauxrage's Own?

Posted by: valandsend | September 30, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Thats not "My Own" McDonnall. You all can enjoy his brand of politics.

Posted by: pvogel88 | October 1, 2009 7:13 AM | Report abuse

This has to be the biggest waste of resources of a Post reporter. So if you've lived somewhere for a number of years you can't have a connection to that place? If that's the case tell Michael Wilbon that he can't claim Chicago as his town because its been years since he lived there. Let's discuss the issues-not signs.

Posted by: Batavia | October 1, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

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