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Unlike McDonnell, Cuccinelli Has No Plans To Return Gifts From Va. Donor

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In Virginia, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he's glad Governor Bob McDonnell is returning all the gifts he received from a major political donor. But for his part, the attorney general says he has no plans to return gifts from the same donor.

Cuccinelli says Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams didn't give him the kind of presents that can be returned. Gifts from Williams listed in Cuccinelli's financial disclosure forms include a $1,500 catered Thanksgiving dinner, private jet trips and vacation lodging. When asked about the list of gifts—totaling $18,000—the attorney general responded by saying that "there are some bells you can't un-ring."

The decision might continue to dog him as he fight for Virginia's top elected office—on Tuesday Democratic contender Terry McAuliffe renewed a call for Cuccinelli to return the gifts from Williams.

The Republican candidate for governor made the remarks the day after McDonnell announced he and his family are returning all their gifts and repaying $125,000 in business and personal loans from Williams.

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