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Thousands of delegates are in Richmond, and are expected to nominate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the Republican candidate for gobernor.
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Thousands of delegates are in Richmond, and are expected to nominate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the Republican candidate for gobernor.

Republicans are gathering in Richmond for a convention to select candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. 

More than 13,000 delegates are registered for the convention here in Richmond, a record number. At the convention, the delegates will formalize Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's run for the commonwealth's top seat, and select between seven contenders for lieutenant governor and two candidates for attorney general.

"Fiscally responsible. Small government. Pro-life. Those are the things that are important to me, and I think they are for most Virginians," says Diane Wyland, who hails from Midlothian.

Ray Wadell of Verona says there's only one thing he's looking for in candidates. "The big thing is to win. That's the only thing that counts."

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the gala dinner tonight.

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