Cuccinelli files paperwork for gubernatorial bid
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II announced that his campaign filed papers with the State Board of Elections on Thursday to formally establish a campaign committee to run for governor in 2013.
“I am running for Governor to continue the work I have undertaken during my tenure as Attorney General and as a State Senator,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing my vision for the Commonwealth following the November elections.”
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on Wednesday announced new staffers hired for his 2013 run. Boyd Marcus, a longtime GOP adviser who served as the chief of staff to former Gov. James S. Gilmore III and the lead consultant in former Gov. George Allen’s runs for Congress and governor, will serve as general consultant. Christie Heath, former deputy secretary of the commonwealth for Gov. Bob Mcdonnell, will be Mr. Bolling’s finance director.
“I look forward to competing with Mr. Cuccinelli for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor,” Mr. Bolling said in a statement. “I intend to run a positive and issue oriented campaign that focuses on my qualifications to serve as Virginia’s Governor, as well as my record of providing mainstream conservative leadership that gets results.”