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Cuccinelli headlines Rubio fundraiser in Florida

Rosalind Helderman

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.

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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.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 26, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli , Rosalind Helderman  | Tags: Charlie Crist, Ken Cuccinelli, Marco Rubio  
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Cuccinelli is a conservative religious moron, very similar to Rubio.

Posted by: kenk3 | April 26, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Heritage Foundation--having Hannity and Limbaugh on their front page on their website just makes it the same old republicans spouting the same old crap of the right. What a bunch of losers!!

Posted by: jstewartecu | April 26, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The GOP and Cucc deserve each other. If this is the new GOP, they don't have a chance. It's fun to watch them dismantle themselves. Idiots. Obviously have very poor math skills. But, they always see conspirancy in science.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 26, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Cuckoo birds of a feather flock together.

Posted by: solsticebelle | April 26, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't surprise me if Cuccinelli becomes the next Lt. Gov. and Bolling the next Gov. Rubio will win the Senate seat in Florida. It is a national wave and certain Dumocrats can't stop it especially the politically challenged moron in the White House.

Posted by: zcxnissan | April 26, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

its been fairly obvious that Cuccinelli cares far more about his standings among the far right, then he does about virginia and his current job.
he is unfit to hold any office that requires a degree of non-partisan politics.
he can only be trusted to serve the far right.

Posted by: MarilynManson | April 26, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't mind Bolling moving up, but Cuccinelli is way too conservative socially. Many of these guys who pride themselves of being protectors of the constitution don't mind telling people what they should be doing w/ respect to social issues. They also leave out that free-market ideas weren't widespread during the founding of the country and that financial industry deregulation and off-shoring jobs at the expense of home-grown industry and skilled employment isn't something that founders would have agreed with. I'm sick of some of these people trying to rewrite history, they thrive on ignorant people who only know slogans and talking points.

Posted by: michigannn | April 26, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Yes, being a snarky jerk will get you far in any profession..especially politics.

Posted by: harrydean | April 26, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Douchinelli is a disgrace. His kids never attended public school so he could keep wife home, barefoot and pregnant. He supports the pedophile priests and the pope. He did not practice law other to put his name on a door. He wants to turn this country into the Christian Republic of Liberty University. He is dangerous. He is no friend to freedom, women, gays, non-Christians or anyone of color.

Posted by: patryot | April 26, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I think it is really pathetic that a recently elected Virginia AG can use/abuse the office to which he was elected to pursue a national churchill says.....democracy is the worst form of govt but better than the rest.....and the Quook Man is at the worst end of the spectrummmmmm

Posted by: Keret1 | April 26, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Cuccinelli is a religious nut who actively seeks special rights for fundamentalist Christians. His star may shine bright in the Deep South among the rednecks and bigots, but his chances of achieving national elected office are nil.

Posted by: dcheretic | April 26, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Hello! April 26/10.-22:45 Hours.-
Marco Rubio is the real Conservative,Republican party.-
The liberal Press, including different Columnist,insulting his heritage.,
By the way MARCO RUBIO American by birth,Caucasian,"White"
Florida Congress legislature, Speaker.
You now why? because is decent, honest, Family.
Said before must Columnist are invidious,serving their appetites for caricaturist,demolition,demagogues. Unfortunately those fellows throw always one or few STONES and thence they feel after Oh! I'm so Sorry!!
Ill bet you a Dollar THE BOTH MIAMI HERALD AND THE HERALD SPANISH.-EDITORIAL for the candidate Senate for Mr.Meek "Black American" or maybe they will a Candidate Mr.Ferre: (Fossil).-
PRESS/Professors/University/Politicians Liberal/Socialism,individuals with such Rancor/HATE/Spoiler.
Thanks & Cooperation
Charles H. Garrido
Miami Fla.,

Posted by: 189268 | April 26, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm having a difficult time understanding just why these folks slamming Cuccinelli and Rubio are so against the Constitution and the protection of individual liberties that it defends. Their individual rights and freedoms are being defended against government tyranny, just as the rights of those with whom they disagree. I would encourage ALL Americans to study history, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Base your arguments upon the basis of our great country, rather than emotionally driven ideology. Thomas Jefferson's wisdom warned of over-reaching government, which inevitably takes from individual liberty to grow government power.

Posted by: samadams25 | April 29, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Can we all agree that government has too much power, whether we believe it is a benevolent power or otherwise? If you are overweight, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or want to live past the age your govt finds you useful, think carefully about this.

The Patriot Act removed a huge amount of liberty from all legal Americans. Bush made it law. It is a bad, power-hungry thing. It should be repealed. Start reading the bills.

Posted by: beammeup | April 30, 2010 2:14 AM | Report abuse

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