RICHMOND, Va. (AP) –
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe took lunch with Gov. Bob McDonnell at the Executive
Mansion, as the Democrat continues to reach out to Republicans.
The two emerged from the
lunch Thursday and shared the thrust of their meeting with reporters.
Republican McDonnell stressed the importance of working on a bipartisan basis,
and McAuliffe agreed with his predecessor.
McDonnell said he told
McAuliffe it's important to tone down the partisan rhetoric as governor, work
both sides of the aisle and to surround himself with good people. He said
McAuliffe's business experience will serve him well.
For his part, McAuliffe
expressed his gratitude to McDonnell and called him a class act.
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