Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced today that he's suspending his campaign for governor in 2013. We examine what this means for the election and the future of his party.

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of two states to hold off-year elections for governor in 2013. Today, Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling suspended his campaign for his party's nomination, apparently clearing the path for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. We examine how the race is shaping up, and why some are concerned with how the nomination process is shaping the direction of the Virginia GOP.

Guests

Quentin Kidd

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Government, Christopher Newport University; Co-author of “The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth and the Partisan Transformation of the American South” (Oxford University Press)

Robert Holsworth

Political Analyst, DecideSmart; former Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Government and Public Affairs

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