Ken Cuccinelli today released the following video message:
Hi. This is Ken Cuccinelli
As many of you know, I’ve spent my entire career fighting for Virginia.
I’m proud of the work I’ve done to stand up for our first principles and the most vulnerable in our society.
Whether it’s fighting to stop ObamaCare so you can keep control of your health care, standing up to an overreaching EPA so we can keep opportunity alive, working for mental health reforms or fighting human traffickers and Internet child predators—I’ve always put the best interests of our Commonwealth above my own.
And while you won’t agree with me on every single issue, you will always know where I stand.
In that spirit, I wanted you to know that in recent days, I’ve managed to arrange to send a check of $18,000 to a Richmond based charity. I did this to resolve any questions surrounding the matter concerning Star Scientific.
I made the decision to send the check because it is the right thing to do, plain and simple.
This is something that I would have liked to have done sooner, but like most Virginians, writing a check for $18,000 is not a simple matter for my family and me. It’s taken a while to get our funds together.
For those who’ve been disappointed in this situation or how I’ve handled it, I apologize. It’s been a humbling set of lessons for me.
In the remaining weeks of this campaign, I intend to focus my campaign on what I have done and what I intend to do for the people of Virginia. That means lowering tax and regulatory burdens, keeping energy prices manageable and ensuring that parents have more control over their kids’ education.
I’m the only candidate in this race with a substantive, positive vision for Virginia’s future who has stood up for the people of the Commonwealth over and over and over.
I don’t have to tell you how important this race is for the future of our Commonwealth. If elected, I will work harder than ever to make sure our children inherit a stronger Virginia full of greater opportunity.
I appreciate you taking the time to watch this video. I hope you will share it with your friends and family.
Thanks very much.