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Virginia Governor to Address House Republicans

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will visit the House Republican Conference’s weekly meeting Tuesday to rally Members before they return to their districts for the August district work period.

“With less than 100 days left until election day, the Governor will also talk a little bit about his race for Governor in 2009, and share some ideas on how to duplicate that success in districts across the country,” Stacey Johnson, a spokeswoman for McDonnell, said in an e-mail.

Republicans have used McDonnell’s defeat of Democrat Creigh Deeds last fall to show that Americans are unhappy about the Democratic agenda.

Johnson said the governor would talk about “Results Oriented Conservatism.” That philosophy involves “bringing people together to get results, while standing firm on our conservative principles,” according to McDonnell’s website.

McDonnell is one of several speakers who have been invited to address the conference this year.

Earlier this month, former Bush White House strategist Karl Rove visited the conference to remind Members that there’s still work to be done before November and stress the importance of raising money for candidates to remain competitive.

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