Is it 'Bob's for Jobs' or 'Bob's for Bob?’


For Immediate Release

August 16th, 2011
Contact: Brian Coy, 804-644,1966,


Is it 'Bob's for Jobs' or 'Bob's for Bob?’


Richmond, VA – Yesterday Politico ran an interview with Governor Bob McDonnell in which he announced that he is “very interested” in running for vice president on the Republican ticket, which would require him to leave office a full year early if elected. The statement directly contradicts his earlier repeated claims that he intends to serve his full term as Governor.


 In a media conference call today DPVA Executive Director David Mills asked the Governor to explain whether the flip-flop represents a change in his priorities or whether he was misleading Virginians when he claimed he would serve a full term.


“Virginia lost more than 14,000 jobs in the month of June alone, but Bob McDonnell seems much more focused on applying for his own next job than he is on helping working Virginia families,” said Mills.


“Virginians deserve an answer: Is McDonnell just a flip-flopper who won’t stand by his word if it interferes with his personal political ambitions? Or did he knowingly mislead Virginia voters? After all, he also quit his job as Attorney General to run for Governor.


“Either way, McDonnell is making it obvious that ‘Bob’s for Jobs,’ is really just ‘Bob’s for Bob.’




  • Politico reported on Monday that McDonnell said he is ‘very interested’ in running for vice president in 2012. [Politico, 8/16/11]


  • McDonnell said repeatedly during his 2009 campaign and after taking office that he plans to serve his full term. [Virginian-Pilot, 10/17/09; Washington Post, 2/23/10]