Farewell speech to Va. lawmakers: McDonnell apologizes after gift scandal, touts achievements

  • by: ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 8, 2014 - 9:20 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — Outgoing Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized in a major speech Wednesday to lawmakers for a gift scandal that eroded his political standing, but claimed strong economic leadership and new transportation funding as lasting achievements.

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