NORFOLK (AP) -- Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe appeared at a jobs summit in Norfolk.

Tuesday's gathering was hosted by Tidewater Community College on Tuesday.

The Republican and Democratic party nominees spoke at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott about their job platforms and plans for the future.

The summit will be facilitated by Dana Dickens, the retired president of the Hampton Roads Partnership and former mayor of Suffolk.

Meantime, Cuccinelli is pressing a reluctant Gov. Bob McDonnell to convene Virginia's General Assembly into special session to consider revising the state's porous financial disclosure laws.

Cuccinelli's appeal comes after McDonnell last week voiced general support for unspecific changes in ethics laws but no appetite for calling lawmakers into special session to enact them before his term ends in January.

McDonnell says he's returned nearly $125,000 in loans from campaign donor Jonnie Williams, who also gave his family thousands of dollars in gifts. He didn't report them because state law exempts gifts to family members from disclosure.

Cuccinelli accepted $18,000 in gifts from Williams and his company, some disclosed years later. He has said he won't return them.

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