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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell went after the president on his energy record in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Tuesday, saying Obama's actions have been different than his words on the issue.

McDonnell cites a case in 2010, when Virginia was on the verge of producing oil and natural gas offshore, the first East Coast state permitted. He said, however, that the Obama administration dropped the state's bid, and instead approved a wind farm.

"We remain committed to developing Virginia's offshore oil and gas," he writes. "Energy is the lifeblood of our nation's economic growth. More energy means more jobs and we need to use all of our domestic energy resources."

McDonnell, the chairman of the Republican Governor's Association and a possible vice presidential candidate, will campaign with Mitt Romney on Thursday in Virginia, Yahoo! News reports. Before campaigning with him, McDonnell will join Romney for a fundraiser in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday.

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