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McDonnell Stops at Liberty University, Farmville


Governor Bob McDonnell returned to Lynchburg Thursday to speak at Boy's State on the campus of Liberty University.

McDonnell told the group that his top priority while in office is to bring more jobs to Virginia.

He also plans to decrease the number of out-of-state students allowed into Virginia universities.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will speak to the boys Friday.

Also Thursday, the Governor announced that he's donating $10,000 to the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville.
The money is coming from his Inaugural Fund.

The museum is the former high school where student Barbara Johns walked out to protest segregation.

"That walk out in Virginia in 1951, changed the nature of civil rights in this country and I really appreciate what Director Lacy Ward is doing to turn that school house into a perpetual museum," McDonnell said.

The Governor is donating the remaining funds from his inauguration to various non-profits around the state. He's donated $50,000 so far.

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