May 15, 2013 (Arlington, VA) – The Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia announced its endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General, ahead of the Republican Party of Virginia state convention on May 17th and 18th. Cuccinelli, the sitting Attorney General, is unopposed for the gubernatorial nomination at the convention. Obenshain, a member of the Senate of Virginia from Harrisonburg, is seeking the nomination at the convention, with voting by delegates to come on Saturday the 18th.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has demonstrated ample commitment to limited government, liberty and federalism during his term in office, becoming perhaps the leading champion in the nation for federalism and opposition to federal overreach, in areas from health care to gun rights to education. The board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia is proud to wholeheartedly endorse Ken Cuccinelli for Governor.
RLC-Virginia Chairman Robert Kenyon said “We’re very glad to have the most pro-liberty gubernatorial candidate in Virginia that we’ve had for generations. The board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia is proud to endorse Ken Cuccinelli for Governor.”
Senator Mark Obenshain has been one of the leading lights of the Senate of Virginia since he was first elected in 2003. He has led the Privileges and Elections Committee, working to ensure the integrity of Virginia’s electoral process. He’s also led the fight in protecting the Second Amendment rights of Virginians, and working to pass legislation like the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, which helped make Virginia’s first-in-the-nation court challenge to Obamacare possible. Virginia has a chance to elect an Attorney General who will carry on the incumbent’s fight against federal overreach, and for the Old Dominion and her citizens.
Kenyon added, “While both men pursuing the Republican nomination for Attorney General at the convention this weekend are fine candidates who would both make outstanding Attorneys General, we support Mark Obenshain. He clearly understands what the stakes are in the fight for liberty, not just in Richmond, but against Washington and the ever-growing leviathan that is the federal government. Mark has the enthusiastic endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia.”