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VA Governor's Race Erupts Over McDonnell's Right-Wing Thesis

10/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Virginia governor's race ignited Monday over Republican Robert F. McDonnell's 20-year-old graduate thesis: Democrats assailed him in e-mail blasts and interviews for what he wrote about working women, homosexuals and "fornicators," and McDonnell tried to explain his views to crucial moderate and female voters.

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