November 1, 2013
The Virginian-Pilot reports, "A Virginian-Pilot analysis of Cuccinelli's office and campaign schedules for July, August and part of September suggests he has spent more time on the trail than behind his desk while earning a $150,000 annual state salary, plus health benefits for his nine-member family. According to the schedules, he was in his office seven of 22 work days in July, four of 22 days in August, and just three of nine the first two weeks of September. That equates to roughly 26 percent of the total work days over that period."
Progressive Point: Virginia's Attorney General should be focused on his job: protecting our families, enforcing the law, and advocating for consumers. Instead, Ken Cuccinelli has used the office to pursue ideological crusades, advise his big corporate donors in lawsuits against Virginia families, or to campaign for Governor. Cuccinelli's use of the Attorney General's office for political gain is as unethical as it is a waste of our taxpayer dollars.
Ken Cuccinelli's pursuit of an extreme ideological agenda has been at the expense of Virginia families. He's abused his power as Attorney General and misinterpreted the law to further his crusades against women's reproductive freedom, climate science, equal workplace protections, and much more. His office actively worked on behalf of one of his mega coal donors in a legal battle against Virginians. There's a reason Virginia has a tradition of Attorneys General resigning to run for Governor: using the office to wage a political campaign is unethical and a waste of taxpayer resources. Ken Cuccinelli hasn't worked for us as Attorney General, and its clear he won't work for Virginia in the future.
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