Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is dismissing the notion that he should resign from his position now that he's declared his intention to run for governor in 2013, competing for the Republican nomination against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.
So far, his announcement hasn't changed his job as attorney general one bit since he hasn't truly started campaigning and won't until much later this year, he said.
When asked about the line of Virginia attorney general's before him who've stepped down from their posts to run for governor, Cuccinelli said he'll be able to separate his work from his efforts to gain the state's highest elected office.
"People should know that the tradition, and I used the term loosely, in Virginia of attorneys general often -- but not always -- resigning in recent years to run for governor, is unique to Virginia," Cuccinelli said.
The people calling for him to resign are simply the same people who didn't vote for him as attorney general in the first place, Cuccinelli said.
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