Dem petition drive nets 10K signatures

Edited by Chris Graham

More than 10,000 Virginians have signed a petition calling on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to “stop wasting our tax dollars on his personal political agenda,” the Democratic Party of Virginia announced in a press release on Tuesday.

“Every minute you spend on this frivolous, politically motivated lawsuit is time spent away from battling the real legal issues we expect our Attorney General to work on,” wrote Diane Perkins of Burke, Virginia, in signing the petition.

“How are you prioritizing the issues your office is working on – down to the project level?” asked Daniel Taylor of Fairfax County. “This accounting is the only way the people will know if you are working for us or your own ambitions. We demand this information now.”

Cuccinelli’s office has until Wednesday to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last Wednesday by the state Democratic Party asking for detailed accounting of the amount of state-funded staff time put into the health care lawsuit.

“The attorney general is acting like taxpayer funds are just a piggy bank for his personal political agenda,” said David Mills, executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. “More than 10,000 Virginians have demanded that Ken Cuccinelli come clean about his use of taxpayer-funded state resources. This week, we’ll find out if Ken Cuccinelli still believes he’s accountable to the taxpayers of Virginia. We’re looking forward to his response.”


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