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VaNews for Ken Cuccinelli

Cuccinelli issues opinions on gay marriage, abortion

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

During his final days as attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli released a pair of nonbinding opinions that can be read as legal arguments against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's campaign pledges to fight for gay rights and undo abortion restrictions. In one, Cuccinelli, who lost to McAuliffe in the 2013 governor's race, says a governor can't order state officials to permit legally married gay couples to file joint Virginia tax returns because the state bans same-sex marriage and formal recognition of it.

VaNews January 13, 2014

Cuccinelli: Medicaid expansion is wrong for Virginia

By KEN CUCCINELLI, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

On Jan. 1, Obamacare expanded the Medicaid program to include individuals making incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Virginia is in the process of considering whether to implement this expansion in the commonwealth, which would allow onto Medicaid about 420,000 additional residents who earn too much money to be eligible under the existing system.

Ken Cuccinelli is the attorney general of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VaNews January 8, 2014

Cuccinelli looks back on tenure’s dramas, accomplishments

By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Perhaps the best view of Virginia’s gleaming white Capitol in Richmond is from the attorney general’s spacious sixth-floor office. But on a recent clear, crisp December day, the view was blocked by rows of bleachers rising up from the Capitol lawn in anticipation of the Jan. 11 inauguration of Virginia’s next governor, Terry McAuliffe.

VaNews December 30, 2013

Cuccinelli makes surprise speech, rules out another run


Ken Cuccinelli faulted the Republicans who lacked faith in him during the home stretch of the Virginia governor’s race Saturday night. Fighting back tears through a surprise, 30-minute dinner speech to party activists at The Homestead Resort, the attorney general recounted a phone conversation with his finance chairman, Pete Snyder, two weeks before Election Day.

VaNews December 9, 2013

McAuliffe outraised Cuccinelli through Election Day and beyond, new reports show

By BEN PERSHING, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe maintained his wide fundraising edge over foe Ken Cuccinelli through Election Day and beyond, new campaign finance reports show. The latest reports cover the period from Oct. 24 through Nov. 28, capturing the frantic final weeks before and the ensuing days after McAuliffe’s (D) narrow victory in the gubernatorial race over Cuccinelli (R), the state attorney general.

VaNews December 6, 2013

Cuccinelli joins health care lawsuit

By CHELYEN DAVIS, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

With less than two months left in his term, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is wading back into a federal health care lawsuit. Cuccinelli on Tuesday filed a “friend of the court” brief in the King v. Sebelius case, which challenges the authority of the Internal Revenue Service to enforce penalties against businesses that don’t provide the level of health insurance required by the federal Affordable Care Act.

VaNews November 27, 2013

Cuccinelli lends fundraising hand for post-election AG battle

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Ken Cuccinelli, whose office would represent the State Board of Elections in any challenges to its vote count, has asked people to help pay for state Sen. Mark Obenshain's legal costs for any recount in his race to be the state's next attorney general. Democrats say that's a conflict and casts a huge shadow over the state's efforts to ensure that every vote is counted. Cuccinelli and Obenshain's fellow Republicans say the Democrats are making a mountain out of a molehill.

VaNews November 25, 2013

McDonnell says shutdown, fundraising hurt Cuccinelli more than governor’s gifts scandal

By LAURA VOZZELLA , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said the federal government’s shutdown and a fundraising deficit hurt Ken Cuccinelli II’s bid to succeed him more than other factors, including the gifts scandal that has consumed the governor’s last year in office and that sidelined him during the race.

VaNews November 22, 2013

McAuliffe names Brown, Reagan, Denslow, Stoney to posts

By OLYMPIA MEOLA AND JIM NOLAN , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s first appointments include the state’s longtime budget guru, a campaign official, and several experienced state government hands with ties to previous Democratic administrations. McAuliffe is keeping Secretary of Finance Richard D. Brown on the job, making this the 11th governor Brown will have served in his long state government career.

VaNews November 19, 2013

Cuccinelli argues for Montgomery's innocence

By PETER DUJARDIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday lent the power of his office — in the form of his personal court appearance — to argue that a man convicted in Hampton five years ago should be declared an innocent man.

VaNews November 20, 2013