Ken Cuccinelli, who lost the 2013 Virginia governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, is the new president of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
The SCF is a political action committee founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), which aims to support some tea party candidates over incumbents in Republican primaries. Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, said he was ready to help the group "take on Republican incumbents who've lost their way."
"I'm honored to serve as the next president of the Senate Conservatives Fund," Cuccinelli said in a statement on the SCF's website. "I've always had tremendous respect for this organization and applaud its members for working to elect principled conservatives. SCF has given our nation's grassroots a powerful voice and Im excited to join them in the fight. I look forward to working with the hundreds of thousands of SCF supporters across the nation to help change Washington."
The SCF touts that it has helped elect "rising stars" in the GOP like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The group recently got behind tea partier Chris McDaniel in his Mississippi Senate race against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, and Joni Ernst, who is seeking to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
Watch a video message from Cuccinelli to SCF's members above.