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On Creigh Deeds, Gov. McDonnell says he has some budget recommendations regarding mental health emergencies and bed space.
"He was a fine man, a great public servant," McDonnell says of Creigh Deeds.
McDonnell says he will look at broader mental health system issues regarding bed space at mental health facilities. He says he wants to look at if the four-hour time for detention needs to be extended to six or eight hours.
Gov. McDonnell says facts are still being gathered about how Creigh Deeds' son, Gus, got a gun.
On topic of weapons for those who may have mental illness, McDonnell says denying people of their right to own a firearm on the basis of less than a court order is "on the wrong side of the civil liberties equation."
No trend in Democratic leaders in Virginia, McDonnell says.
McDonnell says the Republican party has not lost its voice in Virginia. In the last 12 years of the gubernatorial race, there have been six Democrats in office and six Republicans in office, he adds.
You can't create any mega trends with this year's races and Democratic wins, McDonnell says.
On the AG race, McDonnell says it is premature to contest the election. To do that, would have to prove there was some sort of inaccuracy in the election and that it wasn't conducted fairly.
On the A-F school grading system, McDonnell says the new system will put a spotlight on the commonwealth's under performing schools. "This is the 'civil rights issue' of our time," he said. "Every kid deserves to go to a world-class school."
McDonnell says kids can't go to failing schools. With this system, he says the state will step in and replace the chronically under performing schools in Virginia.