The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that, while endorsing the Independent candidate, Cuccinelli said:
"I have a substantially greater deal of faith in Bill Janis' ability to make those decisions than I do anyone else in this race, and that is without regard to party label. [emphasis added]"Cuccinelli then further pushed aside the Republican Party:
Cuccinelli said political affiliation has little to do with decisions made by local leaders, nor should it get in the way of selecting, or endorsing, the best candidate in a race.The faux indignation from Cuccinelli supporters about Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling's consideration of an independent run for Governor rings just a little hypocritical.
"I'm a Republican because I fit better there, but it's not the reason for my being, politically," he said.