National GOP Getting Involved in AG's Race
Everyone knew national Republicans would invest heavily in former attorney general's Robert F. McDonnell's campaign for governor.
But now, they have even started getting involved in the attorney general's race.
Is it because every win is crucial to down-and-out Republicans hoping to turn their party around? Or is because the attorney general's office is always considered a stepping stone to a run for governor?
Whatever the reason, prepare for a slew of surrogates to swarm Virginia this spring.
Mike Huckabee, the guitar-playing Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor, has already been here for State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax). And former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson just announced that he is throwing his support behind Cuccinelli too.
John Brownlee, the former top prosecutor for Virginia's western district, snagged the support of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating.
Cuccinelli and Brownlee will compete for the Republican nomination with David Foster, former chairman of the Arlington County School Board, at the state GOP convention May 30.
April 23, 2009; 9:31 AM ET
Categories: 2009 Attorney General's Race , Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli
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