Bob McDonnell Tours Downtown Staunton

By: Ed Drantch Email
By: Ed Drantch Email

With 78 days left until election day, Bob McDonnell said his primary focus Monday was small business.

While he's making trips throughout the state, he was focused on Staunton and the Valley to make sure the "moms and pops" aren't forgotten.

After pulling up to Staunton City Hall with 20th District Candidate Dickie Bell and Congressman Bob Goodlatte at his side, McDonnell says the focus is the "we."

He says working with the people who are the lifeblood of the economy is what's important right now, especially in such turbulent economic times.

"Small business creates 75 percent of all new jobs in Virginia," says McDonnell. "These are the people who are the heart and the soul of the free enterprise system. I want to hear from them and I want to tell them what we intend to do to help them, because the faster we can have the business community create new jobs for our citizens, the faster we turn our way out of this economy."

In an odd coincidence, many of the small businesses in Staunton were closed when the campaign was in town. McDonnell says this just happens to be the day that fit into the schedule, but he hopes to send the message of limited government to those business owners.


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