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January 21st, 2014
07:16 PM ET

Cuccinelli calls on Christie to 'step aside' as RGA chairman

(CNN) – A top Virginia Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, said embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his new role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The former Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate said current investigations into suggested political misconduct by top Christie administration appointees would hinder his ability to successfully campaign for GOP candidates.

"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," he said on CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.

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Also, Cucinelli responds to the indictment of Former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) saying that “this puts a dent” in Virginia history. Watch how Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse responds.