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Gov. McDonnell says rules should limit gifts to officials

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 30 2013 10:50:11 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 30 2013 01:08:25 PM CDT
VA Governor Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND, Va. -

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says he is giving back every gift he received from a wealthy campaign donor who is under investigation by the federal government.

That donor has been identified as dietary supplement company owner Jonnie Williams, Sr.

Now Governor McDonnell wants to look into limiting gifts to state officials in the future. He says, "I think it's a fair question as to whether or not the law should be amended and whether or not a cap should be put on the number of gifts. Maybe the type of gifts that are more personal, dealing with recreation. Those should be limited."

McDonnell says he complied with all disclosure requirements for the gifts.

The one-term republican has refused to step down, repeatedly denying any wrongdoing.