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2013 Convention preview: Virginia Republicans set to nominate state executives this weekend

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May 17, 2013

Virginia

By Maresa Strano

RICHMOND, Virginia: All three state executive offices up for election this year in Virginia are occupied by Republicans, and none are seeking re-election to their current posts. Term-limited Governor Bob McDonnell cannot run, and Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli is vying for the seat. Cuccinelli has already secured the 2013 GOP nomination for governor, being the only member of his party to file by the convention’s Jan. 13th deadline,[1] whereas the lieutenant governor and attorney general primary fields are both contested. Seven Republican candidates filed for retiring Lt. Gov Bill Bolling’s seat, while two entered the race to replace Cuccinelli as attorney general. This upcoming weekend, delegates of the Republican Party of Virginia will vote to decide which two of their party’s candidates will appear on the general election ballot for the offices of lieutenant governor and attorney general.[2]

Here is a complete list of candidates competing in the May 17-18 Republican primary convention:

Lieutenant Governor:

Attorney General:

The Democratic candidates for governor, lt. governor, and attorney general will compete in the taxpayer funded primary election on June 11, 2013. The winners will face the Republican convention nominees in the general election taking place November 5, 2013.

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