Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may take on U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in 2014, according to the Washington Post.
There has been much speculation about the political aspirations of Cuccinelli, a conservative firebrand who has consistently said that he plans to run for re-election while not ruling out a bid for governor in 2013.
Warner, a popular former governor who played a central role in the stalled “Gang of Six” talks on the federal budget crisis, has not indicated whether he will run for re-election.
“Assuming that Senator Warner decides to run again for U.S. Senate, we’re going to need a strong candidate to run against him,” said Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who is positioning himself for a gubernatorial run in 2013. “I think the attorney general would be a strong candidate. A lot of the issues he’s very passionate about right now are, frankly, issues that involve the federal government and making sure the federal government adheres to constitutional limitation, so I think that would be a good role for him, if that’s what he chooses to do. But that’s his decision.”