State Senator Ken Cuccinelli, who represents the 37th District in Fairfax County, was the featured speaker at last Saturday's meeting of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia. Senator Cuccinelli gave an overview of the recently completed General Assembly session, with an emphasis on budget and transportation issues.
Cuccinelli also indicated, in the last few minutes of his remarks, that he is likely to be a candidate for Attorney General in 2009, running on a platform of stripping the Virginia Code of its unnecessary and harmful elements -- in other words, he will be looking for laws that should be repealed, rather than for new laws that he would like to add to the law books.
With Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling's announcement, earlier today, that he will not be a candidate for Governor in 2009 (and will be seeking re-election, instead), this will focus more attention on the Virginia Attorney General's race. Besides Cuccinelli, several other potential candidates have been named, including Delegate Rob Bell, former Arlington School Board member Dave Foster, and 1997 AG candidate Gil Davis. No doubt other names will come to light in the months to come.
Here is the video of Senator Cuccinelli's speech to the RLC-Virginia last weekend:
The "announcement" about the Attorney General's race comes in Part IV of the video.