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Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley Square Off On National TV

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The governors of Maryland and Virginia disagreed on issues ranging from the economy to the presidential race, religion and health care during a nationally televised talk show.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

When asked if Mitt Romney has wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination, O’Malley said he thinks people are still shopping. McDonnell says Romney will be the nominee, the only question is when. They also disagreed on job creation and the president’s decision to require Catholic charities, churches and schools to provide contraception as part of health insurance plans. O’Malley defended the decision while McDonnell criticized the president.

McDonnell is head of the Republican Governors Association and O’Malley heads the Democratic Governors Association.

Each governor’s values have been widely publicized in recent weeks. O’Malley and his wife have been vocal proponents of gay marriage while McDonnell stated he will sign a bill that would allow adoption agencies to reject applications from same-sex couples.

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