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Cox to head new McDonnell PAC

Rosalind Helderman

Quite a number of folks in Richmond have speculated that Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell's campaign manager, Phil Cox, might become chief of staff in McDonnell's administration. After all, a number of people have noted that he is very much playing the role of McDonnell's chief of staff during the transition, acting as door-keeper for McDonnell and having an important hand in the paper flow of the transition office.

But no. We can confirm that Cox will not be joining the McDonnell administration but will instead become the executive director of McDonnell's new political action committee "Opportunity Virginia." Cox told our colleague Amy Gardner of his plans a few days ago. A political pro, running the PAC would allow Cox to keep his hand in McDonnell's political operation. It would also let him maintain his current residence in Northern Virginia -- chief of staff would require a move to Richmond.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 20, 2009; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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"Cox told our colleague Amy Gardner of his plans a few days ago."

Slow news day Rosalind . . . what story is Amy going to report you told her about.

You two take the cake. I can't believe the Post pays for this sort of quality . . . on second thought yes I can.

Posted by: WeThePeopleofVirginia | November 21, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

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