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STATE ELECTIONS

BOLLING'S EXIT COULD CREATE SCHISM WITHIN VA. GOP

By BOB LEWIS
Associated Press 11/29/2012

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's exit from the governor's race could tear a chasm within the Republican Party between conservatives and moderates just weeks after the party suffered disappointing losses at the polls and just ahead of next year's high-profile gubernatorial contest. Even if Bolling doesn't pursue an independent candidacy — a prospect he has left conspicuously open — he can do plenty of damage just by withholding his endorsement from the likely conservative GOP standard-bearer, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

VaNews Friday, November 30, 2012

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