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    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

    One of the men of the hour at the RNC this week is Virginia's own Gov. Bob McDonnell. As the governor of a swing state, McDonnell offers insight into the GOP's strategy for appealing to moderate voters and hard-line conservatives alike. Kojo sat down with the governor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for a wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from the prospect of sequestration and its potential effect on Virginia's many federal jobs to the need for greater transparency in government.

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