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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli split time at VPAP luncheon

Thursday - 5/30/2013, 2:11pm  ET

AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli used a brief address to a luncheon to goad Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe to release his tax returns and debate him 15 times over the next five months.

McAuliffe responded by hitting a sore spot for Cuccinelli, calling for an ethics commission. Cuccinelli waited for several years to disclose major personal gifts from a campaign donor and corporate benefactor.

But McAuliffe never ignored Cuccinelli's tax-return and debates challenges.

Cuccinelli and McAuliffe addressed a fundraising luncheon on Thursday for the nonprofit, nonpartisan tracker of cash in state politics, the Virginia Public Access Project.

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