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Virginia Gov. McDonnell Faces Uncertain Future As FBI Investigates Gifts

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The political future of Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell is at a stake as the FBI investigates gifts he received from a maker of dietary supplements, Bloomberg reports.

The company, Star Scientific, spent $2,268 on a getaway vacation for the governor, $15,000 for catering at his daughter’s wedding and $100,000 on campaign contribution to the Republican, Bloomberg wrote.

The inquiry raises the chances of spoiling McDonnell’s potential 2016 presidential bid

“This still-unfolding scandal is a real departure from the governor’s generally squeaky-clean image,” said Stephen Farnsworth, the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “This controversy has really put a dent into the governor’s political future.”