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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is dismissing calls for his resignation in the run-up to his run for Governor.
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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.

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