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It is something that many saw coming as soon as Ken Cuccinelli and Bill Bolling stood along side Bob McDonnell at the Republican convention of 2009. What would happen if both the Attorney General and Lt. Governor decided they wanted to be the next governor? That speculation is now a reality and earlier than anyone imagined that it could’ve come to be.
Today, for the first time since the Washington Post broke the story that Cuccinelli was planning a bid for governor, the Attorney General spoke. NBC4′s Julie Carey talked one on one with Cuccinelli. Here is my story on their interview for NBC12:
RICHMOND (WWBT)- Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is speaking out about what led to his decision to announce his plans to run for governor in 2013.Cuccinelli’s original plan was to wait until after the Virginia legislative session, but the Washington post got the jump on his plans. That meant he had to reveal his intentions, before he got a chance to talk to Lt. Governor Bill Bolling.
Now, just short of two years before voters go to the polls to elect a new governor, a potentially difficult political storm is brewing.
“The decision I was put to was, do we just try to put the genie back in the bottle or do we run with it?” said Cuccinelli.
Cuccinelli was forced to make a move after the Post broke the story. He reacted by informing his staff and then the press, but not his potential primary opponent, Lt. Governor Bolling.
“He wouldn’t return my calls on Friday,” Cuccinelli said of Bolling. “It makes it kind of hard to talk to somebody when that’s happened.”
…read and see the full story on NBC12.com
Julie Carey from NBC4 in Washington, D.C. is reporting that Loudoun County Republican Committee Communications Director Robert Jesionowski has stepped down from his post.
Here is the story from NBCWashington.com:
A Loudoun County, Va., GOP official resigned over the controversial email depicting President Barack Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his forehead, News4’s Julie Carey reported.
The Loudoun County Republican Committee’s communications director, Robert Jesionowski, took full responsibility for the email, which was used to promote Republican activities at a Halloween parade.
“I will not excuse my missing the connotation of the zombie pic of the president,” Jesionowski wrote to LCRC Chairman Mark Sell. “(Found it online, very late, while I was hastily putting the Halloween email together.) This was in bad taste, does not reflect my own principles nor those of any political activist or candidate I know in either party, and if I had reflected a little longer I would have caught it. A different pic ought to have gone out.”
Jesionowski found the image by search Google for “Obama & zombie,” Carey reported. He said that was to tie in to some young Republicans’ “Thriller” theme for the parade. Neither Sell nor anyone else saw the email before he sent it out at 2 a.m.
..read the rest of the story on NBCWashington.com