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Bolling backs out of governor race

Published On: Nov 28 2012 09:02:36 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 28 2012 04:12:02 PM CST
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

Lieutenant governor of Virginia Bill Bolling says he's pulling out of the race for governor.

He was hoping to get the Republican party's nomination for the 2013 race but decided after 21 years of public service to no longer campaign.

Bolling said it was a difficult decision and was worried that running against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli would only divide the Republican party in Virginia.