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Bolling, Cuccinelli, Mullins Win at GOP Convention

The votes have been tallied at the Republican Party of Virginia convention in Richmond.

Incumbent Bill Bolling is the party's nominee for lieutenant governor, while Fairfax State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli held off two challengers to win the right to represent the party in the attorney general race.

Louisa County chairman Pat Mullins, who had served as interim party chair since Prince Williams delegate Jeffrey Frederick was pushed out earlier this year, officially won the job, beating grassroots-backed social conservative Bill Stanley, the Franklin County Chairman. Prior to moving to Louisa County, Mullins for many years had been a party leader in Fairfax County.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  May 30, 2009; 3:52 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Finally we may be rid of Ken Cuccinelli. He is probably one of the worst senators the Commonwealth has ever seen. I hope the people in Virgina have enough sense to get this guy out of politics.

Cuccinelli is the worst politician since U.S. Senator William L. Scott who was once called "the dumbest person in Congress." He beat Bill Spong who made the mistake of doing the work of the people of the Commonwealth instead of running a reelection campaign.

Posted by: mortified469 | May 30, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Ah, William L. Scott, not only did a magazine rate him as the "dumbest", Scott then promptly held a press conference to deny the charge.

Posted by: jeffersonian1 | May 30, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Dang... I was really hoping Brownlee would get the nomination. We need more Army veterans rising through the political ranks.

Posted by: Simon23p | May 30, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope "Cooch" drags the rest of the GOP ticket down with him. He is a rightwingnut loon.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | May 30, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Ken Cuccinelli is a far right extremist who would bring shame to Virginia if elected. Anyone who values freedom and does not think big brother should be involved with personal, family decisions better get involved to defeat this lunatic. He has an agenda to dictate his political religion on everyone. As a practical matter he has done absolutely nothing to help our region and its economy while serving in the state senate. He has managed to be elected with low turnout elections that mobilize his far right wing base.

Posted by: Viewpoint2 | May 30, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the leftist Taliban is alive and well in Northern Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli is simply a traditional conservative, who has won elections with good turnout, including a special election in 2002, a general election in 2003 and another one in 2007.

Today, almost 10,000 delegates came to the Republican Convention in Richmond, and they elected him with a majority against two other candidates, one of whom, John Brownlee, was a John Warner protege. Sounds like the only people with grudges against Ken are the abortion totalitarians and the alternate lifestyle element.

Posted by: graydm2 | May 30, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

The Cuccinelli election motto should be "I'll tread on you."

Posted by: Viewpoint2 | May 30, 2009 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Ken Cuccinelli will win in November and he will be an outstanding Attorney General. Since he was first elected to the State Senate, he has been called "every name in the book" in the attempt to negatively categorize him. However, let's look at the record. He has twice won re-election in Fairfax County and now remains the only Republican Senator in NoVA. Certainly his 2007 re-election was close, but HE WON. His constituents must think he is doing a good job in Richmond representing them. Last Saturday at the Republican Convention Ken received statewide support in crushing two very credible opponents (57% - 37% - 6%) with a first ballot victory to receive the Attorney General nomination. Republican activists across Virginia must think Ken will make an outstanding Attorney General. I can only conclude that Ken is attacked by his opponents because, deep in their hearts, they know that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be in Richmond for the next four years.

Posted by: kgdamon | June 3, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

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