Cuccinelli: Resigning Unnecessary For Gubernatorial Run | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Cuccinelli: Resigning Unnecessary For Gubernatorial Run

Play associated audio
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is dismissing calls for his resignation in the run-up to his run for Governor.
Gage Skidmore:mhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/6238582161/
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is dismissing calls for his resignation in the run-up to his run for Governor.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is dismissing the notion that he should resign from his position now that he's declared his attention to run for governor in 2013, competing for the Republican nomination against now Lt. Governor Bill Bolling.

He says so far, his announcement hasn't changed his job as attorney general one bit -- since he hasn't truly started campaigning, and won't until much later this year.

When asked about the line of Virginia attorne's before him who've stepped down from their posts as attorneys general to run for Governor -- Cuccinelli says he'll be able to separate his work from his efforts to gain the state's highest elected office.

"People should know that the tradition, and I used the term loosely, in Virginia of attorneys general often -- but not always -- resigning in recent years to run for governor, is unique to Virginia," says Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli says the people calling for him to resign are simply the same people who didn't vote for him as Attorney General in the first place.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 27, 2015

An Irish documentary film tells the stories of two people on different sides of the Holocaust. A classic musical is on stage at a local theater.
NPR

Drop-In Home Chefs May Be An Alternative To Assisted Living

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
NPR

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.
NPR

Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.