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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 07:24:34 AM EDT


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, March 23.

*Virginia Is For Lovers, Not Culture Warriors: Obama Surges In The Commonwealth (Brilliant, Republican'ts! LOL)
*Virginia state budget standoff ends
*Cuccinelli files papers for gubernatorial run (And the reaction from Virginia Democrats is...???)
*Commonwealth's phantom gas tax
*Legislators consider studying whether to shift cost of funding for roads to localities
*Poll: Obama widens lead in Virginia (Whoa, even Republican Rasmussen shows that?!?
*Is Gov. McDonnell waging a 'war on women?' (According to McDonnell, it's all just a figment of women's imaginations...trust him!!!)
*Virginia Senate Committee Approves $300 Million for Dulles Rail (I can't say I'm particularly excited about this, as I think the wisdom of extending Metro to Dulles Airport, particularly the way it was done, to be highly questionable in a number of ways.)
*McDonnell heads to West Coast for RGA, state business
*Webb bill would require White House report on Syrian opposition (Don't they have intelligence briefings anymore? I don't get this one.)
*Virginia abortion restrictions rewritten after backfiring
*GOP stumps for George Allen and dumps on Obama's energy policies. (So, let's get this straight; the GOP is against an "all-of-the-above" strategy including sharp increases in oil and natural gas drilling/output, wind, solar, efficiency, etc? Gotcha.)
*Loudoun launches campaign against Lyme disease
*National Airport debuts electric vehicle charging stations
*Police: Person falls from bridge at Tysons Corner Center
*Va. Senate budget would put off tunnel tolls until 2014

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March 22, 2012

Dear Fellow Virginians,

I wanted to let you know that today I formally announced my candidacy to be the next Governor of Virginia. Here is the entire announcement:

"This morning my campaign filed with the State Board of Elections to formally establish a campaign committee to seek the office of the Governor of Virginia.  Serving as Attorney General of Virginia has been the most rewarding and fulfilling position I have ever held.  As legal counsel to every state agency of government, the Office of the Attorney General gives you tremendous insight and perspective on the inner workings of state government that no other job can provide."

"I am running for Governor to continue the work I have undertaken during my tenure as Attorney General and as a State Senator. I will continue my work to strengthen our economy and preserve our liberty, and to promote the principles of smaller, more efficient state government, accountable to the people it serves. I look forward to sharing my vision for the Commonwealth following the November elections."

During 2012, I will be pushing hard to retake Virginia for our GOP Presidential nominee, as I believe that this year's election is the most important that I will ever live through. And here in Virginia, we will also be part of the battle to retake the U.S. Senate - I intend to be aggressively engaged in that effort as well. And I hope I see all of you out there on the 2012 campaign trail!

Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of waiting until 2013 to start running for Governor.  So this year, I'll also be asking my fellow conservatives, Republicans and other Virginians to support me in this race... starting with you!

If you're willing to commit to supporting my campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2013, I'd really appreciate it if you would let us know by replying to this email and letting us know!

Also, if you can do it, we could sure use your help to help us fund this effort by donating today! We'll need it!

Finally, at the outset of this campaign, I'd like to ask each of you Compass readers to forward this Compass on to a few friends that you think might be interested in keeping up with my race. Or you can tell them that they can go to www.Cuccinelli.com and sign up for the Compass right on my web site.

More to come, but please get on board today!

Sincerely,

Ken Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General of Virginia



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