Bolling Receives Massive Support From Republican Leaders

RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling released an overwhelming list of Republican elected officials and party leaders who have agreed to lend their support to his 2009 re-election campaign. 

The list includes every Republican member of Virginia’s congressional delegation, more than 70 Republican members of the General Assembly and almost every member of the Republican Party’s State Central Committee. 

The list also includes more than 100 of the Republican Party’s county/city committee chairs, along with such party luminaries as former Senator George Allen, former Governor Jim Gilmore, former Lieutenant Governor John Hager and former Attorney General and 2005 gubernatorial nominee Jerry Kilgore.

Perhaps most significantly, the list also includes current Attorney General and 2009 gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and all three of the Republican candidates currently seeking the GOP nomination for Attorney General, including Senator Ken Cuccinelli, former United States Attorney John Brownlee and former Arlington County School Board Chairman Dave Foster.

“I am very pleased by the pledges of support that my re-election campaign has gained from Republican party leaders and activists all across Virginia,” Bolling said.  “Their friendship, confidence and support mean a great deal to me, and their willingness to stand by my side at this early stage shows the broad strength of my campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 2009.”

McDonnell also added his public support to Bolling’s re-election campaign and encouraged fellow Republicans to line up early behind Bolling’s candidacy.  “Bill Bolling has been an outstanding Lieutenant Governor.  For the past three years we have worked side by side to support our conservative values and find positive solutions to the challenges facing our state,” McDonnell said.  “I need Bill Bolling as my running made and partner in state government for the next four years.  I encourage you to give Bill your support.”

Bolling was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2005 after serving for ten years in the Virginia State Senate.  In a year that favored Democrats, Bolling received more votes than any other statewide Republican candidate. 

Throughout his service in state government, Bolling has been recognized as one of Virginia’s most effective and consistent conservative leaders.  Bolling has championed the cause of keeping government small and focused on its core responsibilities and reducing excessive government spending and regulation.  He has also opposed every attempt by Democrat Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine to raise taxes in Virginia.

Bolling is also regarded as a social conservative.  He is pro-life, having received a 100% pro-family rating from the Family Foundation.  He supports the Second Amendment having received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and the endorsement of the NRA and the Virginia Citizens Defense League in 2005.  Bolling was also campaigned across Virginia in support of the Marriage Amendment in 2006, and raised thousands of dollars to run radio ads encouraging the amendment’s passage.

Bolling has also shown the ability to work on a bi-partisan basis to get things done in Richmond.  He has been one of the General Assembly’s leading voices on health care and natural resource issues.  In 2007, Bolling kicked off his 100 Ideas For The Future Of Virginia initiative, through which he has challenged the Republican Party to get back to being a party of issues and ideas and offering a positive vision for the future of Virginia that focuses on the issue family’s care most about. 

To learn more about Lieutenant Governor Bolling, please visit his web site at www.billbolling.com.

To volunteer to lend your support to Lieutenant Governor Bolling’s re-election campaign,please click here.

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