Harrisonburg, Va.– Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has officially announced he is suspending his campaign for Virginia's Governor.
In a press release, he writes, "I am writing to advise you that after a great deal of consideration I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor of Virginia. Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I know it will come as a surprise and disappointment to you, but I am confident it is the right decision."
Several sources are reporting that Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling could announce that he will drop out of the 2013 gubernatorial race today.
Bolling, who was elected to the lieutenant governor post in 2005, was set to face Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the GOP nomination next year. However, sources such as CNN and Politico, are now reporting that he is dropping out of the race.
According to CNN, a source familiar with Bolling’s thinking has said that Bolling recognized “how difficult it would be to win the nomination” against his GOP rival.
If Bolling does exit the race, his decision will clear the path for Cuccinelli to win the Republican nomination and face likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe.
McAuliffe previously served as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.