Friday, December 2, 2011

Ken Cuccinelli - #3459 - Cuccinelli to Announce Bid for Governor - Bearing Drift (2)GOP Official - Attorney General Cuccinelli To Run for Virginia Governor - Real Clear Politics

As mentioned here first back in September, two MSM news sources — the WaPo and the Virginia Pilot – are now repeating what Bearing Drift readers have known for weeks…  Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be announcing his bid for Virginia Governor in the coming days, possibly as soon as the RPV Advance this weekend.  One more reason why the blogosphere trumps the MSM.  UPDATE: Boom.  A senior Republican official says crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, will run for Virginia governor in 2013.  Cuccinelli’s candidacy was confirmed to the Associated Press by someone close to the attorney general. His candidacy creates a clash with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for the party’s nomination in two years. Read more........  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

GOP Official: Attorney General Cuccinelli - to Run for Virginia Governor - Real Clear Politics -Virginia's crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, has decided to run for governor in 2013, touching off a fierce, two-year clash for the Republican nomination, a senior GOP official close to Cuccinelli said on Wednesday.  Cuccinelli's decision, first reported by the Washington Post, roils the upper reaches of the party in the same month that the GOP took a working majority in the state Senate, consolidating its grip on policymaking in Virginia.  The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for Cuccinelli.  Cuccinelli, 43, had served two terms in the state Senate when he was elected in a 2009 GOP statewide landslide, just one year after Democrats had routed Virginia's GOP in the presidential election. He was among the first state attorneys general to file suit challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform law just days after a Democratic Congress approved it.   He has become a darling of Virginia's tea party movement and a devil to Democrats for his aggressive efforts to dismantle their landmark initiatives. He's also had become a staple for television comedians and pundits for some of his actions in his first two years in office.  He invoked the wrath of university administrators by advising state colleges that they lack the legal authority to protect gay employees from discrimination.  Read more.......

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