Bolling backs out of governor race

Lt. Governor blames change in party nomination process

POSTED: 10:02 AM Nov 28 2012   UPDATED: 5:12 PM Nov 28 2012
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.