Virginia AG Opens Valley Campaign Headquarters

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG --Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is hoping for a career change.

The Republican is running for governor and setting off his campaign in the Shenandoah Valley.

Cuccinelli said the Valley is a very important place for him and his family. He hopes the area will have a major impact on his campaign.

Cuccinelli stopped in Harrisonburg on Saturday to open one of his campaign headquarters.

"You'll be seeing me a lot, just as much as you have seen me as AG, and that won't change," said Cuccinelli.

He said the Valley is very important to him, and it's not just because of the people.

"I also have a lot of ties out here. My wife went to James Madison. So I took a lot of trips to James Madison, visiting James Madison. That was my first introduction to Harrisonburg when I was in my early 20's," said Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli talked about his accomplishments as attorney general and thinks he can make a step up to governor. He wants to focus on business growth. One way he plans to do that, if elected, is tax reform.

"Where we try and lower rates, eliminate exemptions and loopholes, broaden the tax base so people can keep more of what they earn," explained Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli also talked about his opposition to expanding Medicaid reform in the state.

"It would be very destructive to our budget. It would eat away at our transportation dollars, education dollars, probably not for the next governor, but as soon as I left, if I can win this race, the next one coming in would have a real headache," said Cuccinelli.

The attorney general feels that since he grew up in Virginia, supporting education is important.

"it's something that we respect and the opportunity we want to continue to have available, and we worry how available it will be with middle-class families because of the cost," said Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli made a second stop in Fredericksburg to open another campaign headquarters. He feels the two locations are important, saying Harrisonburg is where the Republican party started and he saw fit to be in Harrisonburg.

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