Tea Party Favorite Ken Cuccinelli Likely To Enter 2013 Virginia Governor’s Race

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling or A.G. Ken Cuccunelli that is the choice for governor that will likely confront Virginia Republican voters in 2013. The Washington Post’s Anita Kumar has more:

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) will reveal his plans next week to run for governor in 2013, according to well-placed Republican sources.

Cuccinelli, a tea party hero who garnered national attention for suing the federal government over the health-care law, expects to make a formal announcement after the legislative session in the spring, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity so they could speak freely about his plans.

But in recent weeks, speculation had turned to a run for governor, possibly setting up a primary race against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R).

Bolling, a social and fiscal conservative who has campaigned on kitchen-table issues, has the endorsement of Virginia’s popular governor, Robert F. McDonnell (R). In Virginia, governors cannot seek consecutive terms.

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