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McDonnell takes staff, supporters to Homestead for weekend

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell is off to the mountains for the weekend -- and he's taking quite a few friends.

The new Republican governor is hosting an invitation-only retreat for senior staff and top supporters at the Homestead resort in the Allegheny Mountains Thursday and Friday.

About 100 people are expected to attend, including donors, business leaders and lobbyists. Staffers making the drive are Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, McDonnell chief of staff Martin Kent, nine Cabinet secretaries and senior economic adviser Bob Sledd. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was invited, but is not attending, according to his spokesman.

Staff members are taking leave and paying their own way, though McDonnell's political action committee, Opportunity Virginia, will pay for some costs, such as dinners.

"This is a way to thank individuals for their support of the governor and his PAC,'' McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said.

By Anita Kumar  |  June 17, 2010; 3:20 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell  
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