Cuccinelli headlines Rubio fundraiser in Florida
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has now become a national leader for conservative causes--and you don't have to take just our word for it.
Cuccinelli is a "nationwide leader in fighting the unconstitutional excesses of the federal government." That's according to Marco Rubio, a candidate in the GOP primary for senator in Florida and himself a conservative favorite, in a statement accepting Cuccinelli's endorsement of his candidacy this weekend.
Cuccinelli has joined a variety of Republicans taking sides in the Florida primary battle between Rubio and Gov. Charlie Crist. Last week, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) also chose the more conservative Rubio over Crist.
In a demonstration of his newfound stature outside the boundaries of the Commonwealth, Cuccinelli headlined a Coral Gables fundraiser for Rubio on Friday. The event was at the home of Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a member of the Florida state legislature.
"A fundamental problem in Washington in recent years has been a disregard for the Constitution, the principles of federalism and limited government that our founding fathers believed in. Marco Rubio is a leader who will work hard to restore the vision our founders had for this great nation," Cuccinelli said in a statement.
He also did radio appearances in Florida on Rubio's behalf. Cuccinelli was in Florida to attend a Heritage Foundation conference, where he spoke Friday on a panel discussion on "Federalism: Restoring State Sovereignty and Returning Programs to the States." Cuccinelli's office said the foundation paid for the AG's trip to Florida.
April 26, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories: Ken Cuccinelli , Rosalind Helderman | Tags: Charlie Crist, Ken Cuccinelli, Marco Rubio
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