FBI raids Maryland Republican political consultant’s office

FILE - In this June 7, 2014 file photo, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli gestures as he addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee that he says raised millions of dollars invoking his name but only contributed $10,000 to his campaign. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The FBI has raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race.

The FBI confirmed Thursday it served a search warrant in Annapolis, Maryland, but declined to elaborate. Kelley Rogers, president of Strategic Campaign Group, told reporters the investigation relates to work the consultant did for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP’s 2013 gubernatorial candidate.

Rogers told reporters that his firm settled a lawsuit brought by the Cuccinelli campaign after he lost the governor’s race to Terry McAuliffe. Roger says the investigation appears to have stemmed from allegations in that lawsuit.

Cuccinelli told The Associated Press he has not been interviewed by law enforcement officials. He says he’s curious to see where the investigation leads.