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McDonnell donates $10,000 in excess inaugural funds to food banks

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) delivered a $10,000 check to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks Wednesday as he continues to give his excess inaugural funds to charities across the state.

State law requires statewide candidates to donate extra inaugural funds. McDonnell expects to contribute about $100,000.

A report released in March by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonpartisan tracker of money in politics, shows that last year's statewide candidates actually raised far less for their inaugural festivities than their counterparts four years ago, who were able to hold onto the excess money by transferring it to political accounts. The law has changed since then.

So far, McDonnell has donated $80,250. In addition the food bank, they include: Carpenter's Shelter ($6,250), Virginia Society for Human Life ($2,000), Virginia National Guard Foundation/Wall of Honor ($3,000), Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund ($500), Daily Living Center ($1,000), Virginia Autism Project ($5,000), Virginia NAACP ($2,500), Robert Russa Moton Museum ($10,000), Barter Theatre ($5,000), Virginia Public Access Project ($10,000), and the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts ($25,000).

By Anita Kumar  |  August 4, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell  
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