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Cuccinelli reverses stand on ballot reform

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Just 24 hours after saying he'd support an emergency bill to get more Republican candidates in the Virginia Primary, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli backs off.

Cuccinelli said he has "reconsidered" his call to make the ballot more accessible.

While he still supports loosening the rules in the future, Cuccinelli now says he won't support changes that affect the 2012 election. 

In a statement, Cuccinelli said, "I do not change position on issues of public policy often or lightly. But when convinced that my position is wrong, I think it necessary to concede as much and adjust accordingly."

Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul got enough signatures to qualify for the primary on March 6.

The other candidates have joined a lawsuit to get their names on, as well. 

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