Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cuccinelli for Senate 2014?

Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may have an eye on U.S. Senator Mark Warner's seat in 2014, according to Anita Kumar at the Washington Post.

In an interview, Kumar reports that Cuccinelli was critical of Warner:
“I understand from people he and I both talk to that he’s pretty frustrated with it,’’ Cuccinelli said. “[But] I don’t see him doing anything to change that system. He hasn’t even tried.”

Cuccinelli said Warner should challenge his caucus, including Sens. Harry Reid (Nev.), Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) , instead of voting alongside them.

“He has a really liberal caucus,’’ he said. “It wouldn’t be hard to articulate an alternative to Harry Reid in the Democrat caucus.”
While governor of Virginia, Warner passed the largest tax hike ever in the history of the Commonwealth with the help of Republicans. Rumors have circulated that he may not be looking to run for reelection to the Senate.

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