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Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell On The Federal Shutdown

A federal shutdown began on Tuesday for the first time in nearly two decades. The political crisis in Washington that caused the closure is likely to reverberate across the country, particularly in states like Virginia. Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake for the Old Dominion in this political standoff.

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