Olens stumps for Va. GOP hopeful

Southern attorney generals boostering one of their own with eyes fixed on governor's mansion

Attorney General Sam Olens

Sam Olens was among a quartet of prominent southern Republican state attorney generals who hit the trail this week in Virginia to stump for a gubernatorial bid by one of their own.

Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the commonwealth’s top lawman who is vying for the governor’s mansion, enlisted the aide of Olens and three other conservative attorney generals to shore up the GOP base in the remaining two weeks of the contest.

“Conservative attorney generals have been the last line of defense against this administration, and one of the leaders has been Ken Cuccinelli,” Olens said at a Sterling, Va. rally.

He was joined by Florida’s Pam Bondi, with whom he shared the stage of the Republican National Convention last year; Alabama’s Luther Strange; and West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey. Together, the group of GOP lawyers led the legal fight against the Affordable Care Act.

- James Richardson