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Gov. McDonnell: "I'm not going anywhere"


Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has given no consideration to resigning, he said in an interview while visiting Virginia troops in Afghanistan.

McDonnell said in an interview with WRC-TV, the federal investigation involving his ties to Star Scientific and its CEO Jonnie Williams have not changed his plans to remain in office for the final five-and-a-half months of his term.

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"I'm not going anywhere. I love this job," he said in the satellite interview from Kabul. "I think there were some very bad rumors about [me resigning]. There's been no consideration of that."

McDonnell said he regretted that any actions created the appearance of impropriety, created a problem for Virginia and caused some embarrassment. He hoped his apology Tuesday would help heal trust with the citizens.

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