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Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has won the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination for governor.

At the GOP's statewide convention, thousands of conservatives and tea party followers gave their support to Cuccinelli, who was unopposed for the nomination.

He began his political career representing Fairfax County in the General Assembly.

"I also worked with the Democrat Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County to stop the EPA from trying to treat rainwater like a pollutant," he says. "And we won."

Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to challenge President Obama's health care reforms in 2010. He faces former Democratic National Committee chairman and Clinton family protege Terry McAuliffe in the Nov. 5 election to become Virginia's 72nd governor.

Cuccinelli criticized McAuliffe, whose company located a factory in Mississippi rather than Virginia.

"I guess that's what you get when a candidate who's only deep and abiding belief about Virginia is that he should be governor," he says.

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