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GOP official: Cuccinelli to run for Va gov in '13


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A senior Republican official says crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, will run for Virginia governor in 2013.

Cuccinelli's candidacy was confirmed to the Associated Press by someone close to the attorney general. His candidacy creates a clash with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for the party's nomination in two years.

Cuccinelli was among the first state attorneys general to file federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care reform law in 2010.

The official spoke on the condition because he was not authorized to speak for Cuccinelli. The story was first reported by the Washington Post.

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