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Brownlee Expected to Announce AG Run

Anita Kumar

John Brownlee, the former top prosecutor for Virginia's western district, is expected to announce tomorrow that he is running for the Republican nomination for attorney general next year.

Brownlee, whose last day on the job was Friday, has scheduled a news conference tomorrow morning in Roanoke.

Brownlee, 43, has been U.S. Attorney since 2001. A graduate of Washington and Lee University and the William and Mary law school, Brownlee previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In Virginia, Brownlee is best known for efforts to combat illegal drug use, including going after the makers of Oxycotin for alleged deceptive marketing.

State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax) recently announced plans to run. Others considering running are David M. Foster, former chairman of the Arlington County School Board.

Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) is expected to run for governor and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) plans to seek re-election.

By Anita Kumar  |  May 19, 2008; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli , Robert F. McDonnell  
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