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I know I'm breaking the mold of my usual diary series but I wanted to bring this up.  For once in his life, former Attorney General and failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R. VA) says something that makes sense:

Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a gubernatorial forum at the University of Richmond  in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Cuccinelli is facing Democrat Terry McAuliffe in November's election.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) on Tuesday called on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to step down from his role as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association due to the the impact the bridge scandal could have on fellow Republicans in other states.

"I think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role," Cuccinelli, who lost the Virginia gubernatorial race in November to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), said on CNN's "Crossfire." "He does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman."

The conservative firebrand said that while he doesn't know whether Christie was involved in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, the perception of the governor right now could have a negative impact on the party.

"That doesn't mean any of the charges, political or otherwise, are substantive or not. It doesn't matter. Perception is reality," he added. - TPM, 1/21/14

The Cooch has a good point.  As RGA chairman, Christie already has his work cut out standing trying to help GOP Tea Party scumbags like Tom Corbett (R. PA), Scott Walker (R. WI), John Kasich (R. OH), Rick Scott (R. FL), Sam Brownback (R. KS), Nikki Haley (R. SC), Paul LePage (R. ME), Nathan Deal (R. GA) and Rick Snyder (R. MI) this year.  A lot of these clowns are vulnerable and will need all the help they can get this year and guys like Deal and Kasich are being threatened with Tea Party challengers.  Christie was in Florida campaigning for Scott recently, who already has a tough fight ahead of him against former Governor Charlie Crist (R. FL).  Christie will also be coming to Pennsylvania soon to campaign for Corbett (R. PA) who is the underdog in his re-election bid.  With Christie's approval continuing to tank, he may be a great gift for Democrats this year.  It'll be interesting to see if safe Republican Governors like Susan martinez (R. NM) and Brian Sandoval (R. NV) will welcome Christie with open arms are avoid him like the flu.  Stay tuned.

Originally posted to pdc on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 05:17 PM PST.

Also republished by Virginia Kos and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.


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