In Virginia and Washington, Republicans back tax hikes

Marc Scribner, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was especially harsh toward the governor.

“McDonnell is fast proving himself to be the Charlie Crist of the Mid-Atlantic — honoring no principles other than those he perceives will bring political gain,” Scribner said, referring to the former Florida governor who left the GOP and is considering a run for his old job as a Democrat.