Welcome to Laura's Home on the Web
Facebook Twitter
Need to Know
November 28, 2012
McAuliffe v. Cuccinelli for VA governor race
Posted by Staff
CNN reports:

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will drop his bid for the Virginia governorship, CNN has confirmed, a move that clears a path to the Republican nomination for his primary opponent Ken Cuccinelli.

Bolling's decision sets the table for a titanic 2013 clash between Cuccinelli, the state's Attorney General and a fierce social conservative with a national grassroots following, and likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, the irrepressible former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Bolling, first elected to his post in 2005, was backed by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and served as Mitt Romney’s campaign chairman in the commonwealth during the Republican’s failed presidential bid.

But even with that blue-chip political resume, Bolling faced long odds against Cuccinelli, especially after state GOP officials decided earlier this year to hold a nominating convention instead of a statewide primary - a process thought to favor Cuccinelli, the candidate with a closer connection to the party’s conservative, tea-party friendly base.

A source familiar with Bolling’s thinking told CNN that he recognized “how difficult it would be to win the nomination” against his GOP rival.

Bolling “did not want to divide the party,” the source said.

11/28/12 5:57 AM
Del.icio.us Facebook Fark Furl
Google Newsvine Reddit Yahoo
<< Back to Need to Know
Laura 365 Conservative Book Club
Home | Charity | Store | About Laura | Action Alerts! | Video Extra | Laura 365 | Contact Us | Help | Site Directory
Copyright 2002-2015 LauraIngraham.com. All rights reserved.
Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Acknowledgments
This site is Created and Managed by Nox Solutions LLC.