BY OLYMPIA MEOLA
Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are throwing their support behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who faces a recall election on June 5.
McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will join Walker for an event Tuesday in Wisconsin. This week, Cuccinelli, who is gearing up to run for governor next year, asked his supporters to donate to Walker.
“June 5th will be a clash of political forces of titanic proportions that will affect how (and whether) others in politics will meaningfully take on our biggest challenges, all of which entail taming and reining in government,” the attorney general says in the latest “Cuccinelli Compass,” his online newsletter.
Cuccinelli said has asked his supporters on two previous occasions to donate to candidates outside Virginia.
Those candidates were then-Rep. Pat Toomey, who lost Pennsylvania’s 2004 GOP U.S. Senate primary to Sen. Arlen Specter, and Marco Rubio, who defeated Gov. Charlie Crist for Florida’s 2010 GOP U.S. Senate nomination. Crist then ran as an independent and Rubio easily beat him in the general election campaign.