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September 18, 2014

Ken Cuccinelli Takes Helm of Senate Conservatives Fund

Ken Cuccinelli Takes Helm of Senate Conservatives Fund

Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general, is the new head of the Senate Conservatives Fund. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is the new president for the Senate Conservatives Fund, the group announced Wednesday.

“Ken Cuccinelli is the perfect person to continue and expand on what Jim DeMint started with SCF,” said Matt Hoskins, the group’s executive director, in an email to members.

Long a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment, the SCF has been one of the most vocal groups in taking on GOP incumbents, though their record of success on that front has been mixed.

In a video introducing himself to the group, Cuccinelli said that was not going to change under his tenure.

“That means continuing to take on Republican incumbents who lost their way,” he said. “Standing up to the Washington establishment isn’t easy, but it’s the right thing to do.”

Cuccinelli was the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia last year. He lost to now-Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

  • Gregory Williams

    Another extremist with anti and unAmerican views added to his fascistic religious actions show that when it comes to the cancer of conservatism, that is killing America from within, conservatives will promote a corrupting cancer in our body politic rather than reject it to make a better America.

    • Layla

      Since when did it become “extreme” to believe in a free market Constitutional government? I believe you are slightly uneducated and a little confused with your politics, Greg.

      Democrats have failed American families and workers so badly, as have many in the GOP with calls for amnesty, we are going to have no choice but to vote everybody out. If that offends you, tough.

  • embo66

    Wow. From Jim DeMint to Ken Cuccinelli. Clearly, internecine warfare in the GOP won’t be ending anytime soon!

  • gardenSalsa64

    While those who understand freedom recognize that democratic methods tend to be aligned with liberty, those obsessed with their own selfish interests realize that democratic methods are susceptible to hijacking.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THERES’ THREE MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER. THESE FAMILIES ARE TRULY BROKE, AND BECOMING FINANCIALLY RUINED WITH EACH PASSING DAY. BOTH THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS HAVE UTTERLY FAILED THESE FAMLIES, AND HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON THEM ALREADY, AND JUST WALKED AWAY FROM THE ISSUE. MEANWHILE MORE AND MORE ARE FACING EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE WAITING FOR THE HELP WHICH DOESN’T COME. HELP AND ASSISTACNE HAS COME FOR THE UKRAINE HOWEVER. CONGRESS PASSED A FOREIGN AID BILL WORTH BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS FOR THAT COUNTRY. I GUESS IT’S ONLY THE POOR AND STRUGGLING HERE THAT THEY REFUSE TO HELP

  • Scot Chipping

    As the amount of knowledge grows with civilization’s advance, the smaller the fraction of knowledge that our own mind can absorb and the more relatively ignorant each of us becomes.

  • Bob Stauskas

    In a collectivist system, those chosen to try new things are selected according to the political whims of centralized authorities.

  • Denise_in_georgia

    He is a proven loser and this is what losers do in the GOP – they get a high paying job so they can lose some more.

  • Fargo Wells

    The liberty to choose our own way frees each of us to develop our own unique abilities and maximize our unique contribution to civilization.

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