McDonnell, conservative legislators mingle at the mansion
Virginia's Conservative Caucus is meeting with a governor tonight for the first time in nearly a decade.
The caucus did not meet with former Democratic governors Mark R. Warner or Timothy M. Kaine -- or even Gov. Bob McDonnell in his first year in office, though McDonnell was a member of the conservative caucus when he was in the legislature.
"This is the first administration to welcome the conservative caucus as a group to the mansion in awhile,'' said Del. Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge), the group's House chairman. "We share so many priorities with the governor. It's going to be a friendly event. We want to encourage the governor to continue to focus on conservative priorities -- keeping taxes low, keeping regulations low and making sure we look out for faith and family in our policies -- something he shares."
The caucus, which has been around for decades, currently boasts nearly 40 legislators from the House of Delegates and Senate.
McDonnell will host them at a reception tonight at the Executive Mansion.
| February 3, 2011; 5:52 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate
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