Monday, October 24, 2011

Gov. McDonnell's week in review

From D.J. Eckert, political director with Opportunity Virginia PAC....

Last week in Richmond was marked by a Richmond Times-Dispatch poll showing Governor McDonnell with a 70% approval rating statewide (!), a Richmond-area small business being named Best Small Company to Work For in America, and a visit to the Commonwealth from President Obama that allowed Governor McDonnell an opportunity to discuss with the President a number of important issues facing Virginia. 

-          Last Sunday, The Richmond Times-Dispatch released a statewide poll showing Governor McDonnell with an atmospheric 70 percent approval rating, and again showed that by a wide margin Virginians are much more pleased with the direction the Governor is leading the Commonwealth than they are with the direction of the country.  I have included the poll and all its good news here – please take a look!

-          On Tuesday, Governor McDonnell joined managers and employers of Henrico-based Snagajob, a leading provider in hourly workforce solutions, to celebrate the company being named the No. 1 small company to work for in America on the Great Place to Work annual ranking.  The Governor noted, “Snagajob is a prime example of how an entrepreneur with a vision and a dedication to building a company and supporting employees can live out the American dream," said Governor McDonnell. "In a little more than a decade, this company has become a leader in its field, and is now a nationally recognized ambassador for the Virginia story of business and job creation success.”

-          On Wednesday, Governor McDonnell joined President Barack Obama at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton during a stop by the President to promote the hiring of veterans during his Jobs Bill bus tour through Virginia and North Carolina.  The Governor took the opportunity to reiterate his call for federal assistance for Louisa County in the wake of the August earthquake, and to express his strong personal support of making Fort Monroe a National Park.  The Governor and Mrs. McDonnell also presented the President and the First Lady with a bottle of Barboursville Chardonnay, and a gift basket from the Mansion that included freshly baked cookies and two wine glasses. 

As a reminder, state legislative elections in Virginia are November 8th – less than three weeks away.  If you or someone you know needs an absentee ballot to vote this year, please visit or call the Republican Party of Virginia at 804.780.0111.  We have a great opportunity to win back the Virginia State Senate and increase our Republican majority in the House of Delegates this year, and need all the help we can get.

Please pass this information along to friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and your committees, and thank you very much for your continued support!

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