Friday, October 15, 2010
Nooks and crannies of the Virginia Governor's Mansion
It was a pleasure to attend Thursday's reception hosted by Gov. and Mrs. Bob McDonnell at the Executive Mansion in downtown Richmond's Capital Square with Shenandoah County conservative activist Suzanne Curran and former Augusta County Republican Committee Chairman Kurt Michael.
We were delighted to catch up with fellow Sixth Congressional District volunteers Christine Broughton, chairman of Botetourt County Republican Committee, and her husband Brad, and former Del. Chris Saxman.
Virginia conservative bloggers Jim Hoeft and Brian Kirwin with Bearing Drift, and Norm Leahy with Tertium Quids as well as blogger-turned-supervisor Shaun Kenney arrived from various points around the state, and low-tax proponent Jim Parmelee from Northern Virginia also attended.
The mansion is beautiful, a jewel in Virginia's historic crown, and the hospitality was gracious and welcoming. The sight of our capitol building always awes me, and the thought of those who walked those grounds and buildings before us makes this Virginian proud.
Many thanks to the McDonnells for opening their home for an evening of fellowship and the opportunity to spend some time with many like-minded folks from around the Commonwealth.
- Gov. Bob McDonnell: "Welcome to the people's house"
- Governor's mansion reception ... photos 1
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Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
14 October 2010