March 13, 2014
Little-known Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Jon Bowerbank has dropped out of next month's primary race and endorsed one of his rivals.
The owner of an energy services company in southwestern Virginia, Bowerbank had raised more money than either of his rivals, Jody Wagner or Mike Signer, as of April.
In dropping out, Bowerbank endorsed Wagner and said he would refund money to his campaign donors.
In an e-mail announcing his decision, he said, "Now simply wasn't my time."