McDonnell to speak at 9:30
Republican Robert F. McDonnell will give his first speech as governor-elect at 9:30 p.m., staffers say.
Right now, McDonnell is in his suite with family, friends and campaign advisers, said Crystal Cameron, a McDonnell spokeswoman. A Regent University official also says religious broadcaster Pat Robertson paid McDonnell a visit but the campaign has not confirmed it.
After his speech, McDonnell will not take questions from reporters but the ballroom where his party is being held will be open until midnight.
At about 9 p.m., the concession speech by McDonnell's Democratic opponent, state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), flashed on two giant screens near the center podium. A chorus of boos could be heard until Deeds said, "This chapter is over." Then, as color commentators say, the crowd went wild.
November 3, 2009; 8:54 PM ET
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