Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Gov. Bob McDonnell is "on pace to restoring the civil rights of more felons than any of his predecessors." More than 1,100 rights restorations were granted in 2010. In 2011, McDowell restored the rights to more than 1,350 felons. As a result, McDonnell is delivering on a campaign promise to improve the restoration process and is on pace (after only two years) to surpass the 4,402 restorations mark set by former Democrat Timothy M. Kaine after four years. A spokesperson says McDonnell "believes in second chances and redemption." See full story here.