Virginia’s First Lady-elect Maureen McDonnell was a Former Redskins Cheerleader

On January 16, 2010, the Honorable Bob McDonnell will be inaugurated as the 71st governor of Virginia. Bob’s wife Maureen was a Washington Redskinette for 3 seasons (1974, 75, 76), and has been an active member of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) for the past 25 years. The WRCAA and the Redskins band have been invited to participate in the Inaugural parade and several alumni will be attending the Inaugural ball. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders are not only the “First Ladies of Football”, but now will have a First Lady of the Great State of Virginia.

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Group picture taken with WRC alumni and Bob and Maureen on Election Night: left to right: Redskins Cheerleader Alumna Tyra Norwood, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell, First Lady-elect Maureen McDonnell, WRCAA President Terri Lamb, and Redskins Cheerleader Alumna Sherri Paugh.

[Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association]

Update: A list of politically connected Cheerleaders:

Debra Brady, the wife of Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady cheered for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio, the wife of former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and current US Senate Candidate Marco Rubio, cheered for the Miami Dolphins.

Dr. Jennifer Horrell, the wife of three-term Missouri State Representative and 2008 Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor Dr. Sam Page, cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, who did I miss?

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