Political Tremors In The Old Dominion

Political Tremors In The Old Dominion

Federal investigations are making life difficult for Virginia's governor and both the major candidates vying to succeed him. We get an update on political news from the commonwealth.

Federal investigators are trailing both Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the major party candidates looking to succeed him. McDonnell is in the midst of a probe into his relationship with a prominent Virginia businessman who provided gifts to the first family -- an investigation that's also affecting Republican gubernatorial candidate, and current attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli. Meanwhile, authorities are looking into legality of foreign investments in an electric car company formerly owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. We get insight into what these investigations mean for the current and future leadership of the Old Dominion.

Guests

Robert Holsworth

political analyst with VirginiaToday.com; and former Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Government and Public Affairs

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