The Virginia governor's race took a turn for the nasty at a fundraiser for Republican candidate Bob McDonnell, hosted by billionaire and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson.
Johnson, who also owns the Washington Mystics, mocked the occasional stuttering of McDonnell's Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds. "We need someone who can really communicate, Bob McDonnell can communicate, the other people I talked to especially his oppo-po-p-p-onent d-d-d-did this all through my interview with him."
A McDonnell campaign spokesperson said Johnson was criticizing Deeds for lack of vision. The Deeds campaign called the comments a cheap shot.
An effort to block the merger of Corcoran with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art has been blocked, after a judge ruled only those directly harmed by the plan have a right to intervene.
Congress keeps kicking the transportation funding plan down the road, which has prompted a group of 11 former federal transportation secretaries along with Secretary Anthony Foxx, to call for long-term investment in infrastructure.
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