The Washington Times - August 16, 2011, 12:43PM

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.”