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Allen searches for a fundraiser, defends Cuccinelli; stays mum on Senate race

Anita Kumar

George Allen, the former Republican governor and senator who may be eyeing a rematch against Democratic U.S. Jim Webb in 2012, is inching ever so slightly closer to a run for political office by deciding to hire a fundraiser.

We hear Allen has spoken to a couple top political fundraisers in recent days. But when we asked asked him about it last week, he declined to comment and said: "I've not made a decision on a senate run.''

As we've told you before, Allen has indicated a strong interest in running against Webb.

And while he continues to ponder his future, he continues to stay active in the political world.

Allen has been traveling around the state, started a conservative think tank, been on radio and television, and is penning a book. Next month he'll be the high-profile speaker at the Shad Planking.

On Friday, Allen sent a letter to supporters backing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has come under fire for his decision to sue the federal government over the federal health care bill .

"Virginia is on solid legal footing, but we need to show that we have the support of voters such as you,'' he wrote.

Read Allen's letter in support of Cuccinelli below:

Friends and Patriots -

Just as we did at the foundation of our great nation, the Commonwealth of Virginia continues to lead.

As soon as the ink dried on President Obama's signature making official the federal takeover of our healthcare system, my friend, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, filed suit in federal court to protect the people and laws of Virginia.

And not surprisingly, some of the Democrats in Virginia have launched attacks. First, they sent out a college professor to criticize the merits of Ken's lawsuit. It turned out that this professor was a major donor to the Democratic Party and was a member of the radical liberal group

The next attack on Ken was that he was wasting our hard earned tax dollars on this lawsuit.

Well, as it turned out, that lawsuit cost the taxpayers a total of $350 dollars.

Yesterday, I was proud to see Governor McDonnell officially sign legislation introduced by Senators Jill Vogel and Steve Martin that makes it illegal to force Virginians to purchase health insurance. Virginia continues to lead, but we are not done yet.

Many of you have asked how you can support Attorney General Cuccinelli's principled leadership on this important issue.

The answer is simple, and in this particular case it doesn't revolve around money or spending hours volunteering. Ken needs you to sign to his petition today.

Ken's petition can be found at his website

Once you have signed this petition, please forward it to five of your closest friends and ask them to sign the petition as well. This is too important to wait!

Virginia is on solid legal footing, but we need to show that we have the support of voters such as you.

Thank you for standing strong for freedom with us for the rights and prerogatives of the people of Virginia.

George Allen

By Anita Kumar  |  March 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , George F. Allen , James Webb , Ken Cuccinelli  
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Macca is that you?!?

Posted by: dpcret93 | March 29, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

allen is a phunk...all talk and no walk

Posted by: californicationdude | March 29, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I think that it is time for new candidates, not more of the past. Incumbents, and former incumbents, need to move on.

Posted by: JohnRice | March 29, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

How cute! One bigot supporting another bigot...and passing it off as "defending the rights of Virginians".

Posted by: bgd1964 | March 29, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

And how is George Allen a patriot? What branch of the Armed Forces did he serve in? Truth is he had a high draft lottery number in the same year as Bill Clinton's high draft lottery number. But Clinton was against the war and did not serve so he was a draft dodger. Allen took his high number and ran to the nearest law school even though he supported the war. Typical hypocracy on the right.

Posted by: roscym1 | March 29, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Allen = Bigot. More of the same from the GOP.

Posted by: privacy3 | March 30, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

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