BREAKING: Cuccinelli To Announce Bid For Governor

As mentioned here first back in September, two MSM news sources — the WaPo and the Virginia Pilot — are now repeating what Bearing Drift readers have known for weeks…

Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be announcing his bid for Virginia Governor in the coming days, possibly as soon as the RPV Advance this weekend.

One more reason why the blogosphere trumps the MSM.

UPDATE:  Boom.

A senior Republican official says crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, will run for Virginia governor in 2013.

Cuccinelli’s candidacy was confirmed to the Associated Press by someone close to the attorney general. His candidacy creates a clash with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for the party’s nomination in two years.

I’m going to assume that’s Bob Lewis with the AP.  If so, good on him for confirming.

UPDATE x2:  Bob Lewis with the AP has the definitive write up:

The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli, 43, had served two terms in the state Senate when he was elected in a 2009 GOP statewide landslide, just one year after Democrats had routed Virginia’s GOP in the presidential election. He was among the first state attorneys general to file suit challenging President Barack Obama’s health care reform law just days after a Democratic Congress approved it.

He has become a darling of Virginia’s tea party movement and a devil to Democrats for his aggressive efforts to dismantle their landmark initiatives. He’s also had become a staple for television comedians and pundits for some of his actions in his first two years in office.

Well done.  We’ll see how this pans out at the RPV Advance this weekend.