(Manassas, Virginia) The following is a statement from Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, regarding the leadership role of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in challenging the new health care law that was declared unconstitutional by a federal district court:
"With his court victory over Obamacare, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has taken his place on the national stage as an important conservative leader.
"Cuccinelli joins a growing number of recently-elected young conservatives who will redefine the Republican Party.
"For decades, the number one need for conservatives has been young principled leaders. Recent elections have greatly increased the number of young conservatives who will soon become the face of the GOP. These include Sarah Palin, Tim Scott, Susana Martinez, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Nikki Haley, and many others.
"Ever since Ronald Reagan left the presidency, the face of the GOP has been establishment, status quo, big-government (but not quite as big as Democrats want) politicians, epitomized by Bob Dole, John McCain, Bill Frist, Denny Hastert, Tom Delay, and Bush 41 and 43.
"There wasn't a small-government constitutional conservative in the entire batch."
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the 'conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times). He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.