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Attorney General planning to run for governor

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to reveal his plans next week that he's running for governor.

Cucinelli is hailed as a hero in the Tea Party. The Republican is one of the first state attorneys general in the nation to sue the feds over the health care law.

Now his plans to run for governor creates a clash for Lt. Governor Bill Bolling for the Republican Party nomination. They'll be forced to run against each other.

Bolling has already stepped aside once for current Governor Bob McDonnell.

Bolling's aide Randy Marcus says that the Lt. governor is still hoping he and Cuccinelli can run as a team.

Cuccinelli expects to make a formal announcement after the legislative session in the spring.

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