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PolitiFact: McAuliffe keeps gift-ban pledge — for now

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:30 am

Terry McAuliffe promised that on his first day as governor, he'd sign an executive order restricting gifts to himself and his family.

His campaign pledge, first made in April and repeated often, came amid news reports that then-Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family had accepted more than $160,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams Sr., the then-CEO of Star Scientific.

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