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PolitiFact Virginia: McDonnell claim on jobs ruled “mostly true”

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From the first day of his campaign for Governor, Bob McDonnell has been touting a record focused on creating jobs in the Commonwealth.  The Republican used the slogan “Bobs 4 Jobs” right from the beginning.  McDonnell, who recently described himself to Time as “results oriented“,  believes he has delivered on that promise.

During an appearance on MSNBC’S “Morning Joe” on the day of the election McDonnell claimed that Virginia has added 60,000 net jobs since he took office.

That claim put the writers of PolitiFact Virginia to work. They determined that McDonnell’s claim was “mostly true”. He didn’t get full credit for two reasons. 1- His number was a bit inflated. (Only 55,400 jobs have been added according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and 2- It is difficult give the McDonnell administration all of the credit for that job creation.

You can see the complete report on PolitiFactVirginia.com. You can watch our full report below:


Written by Ryan Nobles

November 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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  1. I just saw the report on McDonnell’s job claim and it’s such crap. Why is no one talking about the hundreds of state employees who have been laid off since he took office?? I am a former state employee who was just laid off 3 months ago, along with dozens of others. Where do the lay off numbers come in at??

    Janice Petersen

    November 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

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