Republican Governors Association Executive Director Phil Cox issued the following statement in response to Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s decision to withdraw from the Virginia governor’s race:
“Bill Bolling is an honorable man who has always put the people of Virginia ahead of his political ambitions. His decision to step aside is a testament to his character and deep concern for the Commonwealth.
Republicans are now positioned to move forward united and focused on electing a results-oriented leader who will make job creation a top priority and build on the strong foundation set by Governor McDonnell.
Ken Cuccinelli is a proven candidate who knows how to win both statewide as well as in Northern Virginia. More importantly, his experience serving the citizens of Virginia as Attorney General will provide a favorable contrast to the extreme partisan record of former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
While Ken has devoted his public life to making sure Virginia is a great place to raise a family and start business, Chairman McAuliffe has spent the last two decades as a Democratic fundraiser showing no interest in Virginia issues until running a losing campaign for governor.
Virginians want a governor they can trust and who is committed to the Commonwealth. Ken Cuccinelli is the only candidate for governor who fits that description.”