Republican Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, said President Obama’s stimulus helped the state. Making the remarks on CNN’s State of the Union, he said the stimulus helped the unemployment rate stay down, and helped the state in the short-term. However, the stimulus was still not good in the long run. The Virginia governor has been floated as a possible running mate to Mitt Romney. Virginia’s unemployment rate stands at 5.6%. Governor McDonnell did say that while President Obama can get some credit, he has also prevented many jobs. President Obama is currently leading Mitt Romney in Virginia, and many rate Virginia as leaning-Democratic.