Paperwork to establish Cuccinelli’s new Liberty Now PAC was filed with the Virginia State Board of Elections on March 23.
That’s the same day President Obama signed the health care reform bill into law. And the same day Cuccinelli filed suit on behalf of Virginia against the law, arguing Congress exceeded its Constitutional power in requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.
Jared Leopold, a spokesman for the Democrats, said the timing makes “Ken Cuccinelli’s motives crystal clear: The Attorney General is using Virginians’ tax dollars as a piggy bank for his personal political agenda….It seems clear that this health care lawsuit is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt to increase Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign kitty.“
Meanwhile, in other, completely unrelated news, “just last week, Gov. Bob McDonnell held his first fundraiser at the [Governor’s] mansion, hosting a reception for the 40 or so people who pledged $1,000 or more to Richmond’s soon-to-be-opened charter school.” The problem? “Traditionally, Virginia governors have not used the mansion to raise money, though no state law prohibits it.” Hmmmm.