Cuccinelli: 'good chance I'll run for governor'

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Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has been somewhat coy in answering questions about his political future — including his plans for 2013. But according to the Virginian-Pilot, he may have let loose a Freudian slip when talking to students Tuesday at Norfolk Technical School.

According to the Pilot:

“Have you thought about running for president?” one girl asked.

The attorney general hemmed a bit, saying there’s a ‘good chance I’ll run for governor, but I haven’t seriously thought about running for president.’”

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has made no secret of his intention to run for governor in 2013. But according to Noah Wall, Mr. Cuccinelli’s political director, that isn’t where the attorney general’s focus currently lies.

“The bottom line is Ken is focusing his efforts on being the best Attorney General he can be and hasn’t decided on what office he will run for in 2013,” Mr. Wall wrote in an email. “Rather, this year is a key election year in Virginia and we have put a lot of time and effort into the State Senate, House of Delegates and local races.  We have a number of excellent candidates around the state — and we’re working on getting them elected on November 8th.”

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