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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Bolling announces more than 100 supporters in governor’s race

Days ahead of his showdown with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has announced he support of more than 100 grass-roots Republican leaders for his campaign for governor next year.

Each is either a current or immediate past unit chairman or a member of the Republican party’s State Central Committee.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, from keft, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II and Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R). (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)

 “I'm proud to have the support of these grass-roots Republican leaders from all across the commonwealth,’’ Bolling said in a statement. “Their endorsement is representative of the broad support my campaign enjoys from conservative leaders in Virginia, including Governor Bob McDonnell. With their support I will continue working hard to provide common sense, conservative leadership for the people of Virginia.”

Bolling and Cuccinelli will square off Friday when the state GOP’s governing board will reconsider whether to hold a primary or a convention next year to nominate its candidate in what is shaping up to be a contentious and expensive race. (Read the full story here.)

Cuccinelli II, a tea party favorite whose causes have prompted national headlines, is widely expected to win the nomination if the Republicans hold a convention. Bolling, running as a pragmatic problem-solver in the mold of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, is fighting to hold a primary.

See below for Bolling’s list of supporters:

Kyle P. Adams – Former Republican Party of Hampton Chairman

Hon. Fred Anderson – Member of State Central Committee

Thomas Arthur – Former Pittsylvania County Republican Committee Chairman

Trixie Averill – Former 6th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairwoman, Former Member of State Central Committee – Western Vice Chairwoman

Mike Bailey – Former Roanoke County Republican Committee Chairman

Pat Barksdale – Halifax County Republican Committee Chairman

Don Bishop – Former Craig County Republican Committee Chairman

Lynelle Bishop – Former Craig County Republican Committee Chairman

Gene Bishop – Floyd County Republican Committee Chairman

Joan Blackstone – Lancaster County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Ben Boggs – Former Wise County Republican Committee Chairman

Adam Boitnott  – Former Roanoke City Republican Committee Chairman

Hon. Brenda Bowman – Former Pittsylvania Republican Committee Chairwoman

Matthew Braud – Former Member of State Central Committee, Former Bedford County Republican Committee Chairman

John Breedon – King William County Republican Committee Chairman

Pam Brown – Norfolk Republican Party Chairman, Member of State Central Committee

Walt Brown, III – Franklin City/Southampton County Republican Committee Chairman

Brenda Campbell – Former Virginia Federation of Republican Women President, Former Member of State Central Committee

Polly Campbell – Secretary, RPV State Central Committee

Keith Carlson – Former Brunswick County Republican Committee Chairman

Damie Carter – Former Lee County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Jo-Ann Chase – Former Member of State Central Committee

Ron Chipper – Nottoway County Republican Committee Chairman

Frank Chrzanowski – Former Franklin County Republican Committee Chairman

Linwood Cobb – 7th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Bill Coburn – Isle of Wight Republican Committee Chairman

Jonathan Comer – Page County Republican Committee Chairman

Bob Copeland – Former Washington County Republican Committee Chairman

Carlton Cowan – Former Gloucester Republican Committee Chairman

Lee Davis – Former Middlesex County Republican Committee Chairman

Patty Denton – Former Washington County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Brandy Dyke – Former Young Republican Federation of Virginia Chairman

Jacki Easter – Amelia County Activist

Roger Elkins – Lee County Republican Committee Chairman

David Ferguson – Shenandoah County Republican Committee Chairman

Tom Foley – Former 1st Congressional District Chairman, Former Middlesex County Republican Committee Chairman

Admiral Robert Fountain – Former Westmoreland Republican Committee Chairman

David Fuller – Member of State Central Committee

Debra Harper – Richmond County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Carla Cash Harris – Emporia / Greensville Republican Committee Chairwoman

William Harvill – Madison County Republican Committee Chairman

Wayne Hayden – Former New Kent Republican Committee Chairman

Irene Hurst – Former Member of State Central Committee

Patricia Jackson – Former Winchester City Republican Committee Chairwoman

Robert James – Former Rockbridge/Lexington/Buena Vista Republican Committee Chairman

Hon. Angela Kelly-Wiecek – Former Hanover County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Steve Kendall – Nelson County Republican Committee Chairman

John Kilgore – Scott County Republican Committee Chairman, Former Member of State Central Committee

Joyce Kistner – Bristol City Republican Committee Chairwoman

Linas Kojelis – Former Petersburg City Republican Committee Chairman, Former Member of State Central Committee

Ray Kramer – Former Powhatan Republican Committee Chairman

Jane Ladd – New Kent County Republican Committee Chairwoman, Former Member of State Central Committee

Anna Lee – Member of State Central Committee

Jerry Lester – Member of State Central Committee, Former Buchanan County Republican Committee Chairman

Michael Lindsay – Frederick County Republican Committee Chairman

Hon. Gary Lofton – Former Member of State Central Committee

Rich Macbeth – Washington County Republican Committee Chairman

Patty Manthe – Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Bobby May – Buchanan County Republican Committee Chairman

Wade McRoberts – Former York County Republican Committee Chairman

Bruce Meyer – Former 2nd Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Mae Midkiff – Giles County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Lynn Mitchell – Former Member of State Central Committee

Jack Morgan – 9th Congressional District Chairman

Kim Mullins – Wise County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Tamara Neo – Former Member of State Central Committee

David O'Kelley – Former Member of State Central Committee 

Wayne Ozmore, Jr. – Former Member of State Central Committee 

Mark Peake – Member of State Central Committee, Former Lynchburg City Republican Committee Chairman

Brian Plum – RPV Treasurer

Marie Quinn – Member of State Central Committee

James Rich – Former 10th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Bill Rilee – King & Queen County Republican Committee Chairman

Doug Rogers – Member of State Central Committee, Orange County Republican Committee Chairman

Christian Schoenewald – Former Albemarle County Republican Committee Chairman

Rachel Schoenewald – Member of State Central Committee, Former Albemarle County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Blake Slusser – Essex County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Gene Smith – Former Member of State Central Committee, Former Campbell County Republican Committee Chairman

Vivienne Smith – Former Fluvanna County Republican Committee Chairwoman

Scott Stanley – Dickenson County Republican Committee Chairman

Larry Stanley – Patrick County Republican Committee Chairman

Becky Stoeckel – Former 11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Matt Stoeckel – Fairfax City Republican Committee Chairman

Bruce Swenson – Former Falls Church City Republican Committee Chairman

Mary Gail Swenson – Member of State Central Committee

Dolores Switzer – Member of State Central Committee

Barbara Tabb – Prince George Republican Committee Chairwoman

Vernon Teall – Sussex County Republican Committee Chairman

Adam Tolbert – Member of State Central Committee, Smyth County Republican Committee Chairman

John D. Tucker – Former Member of State Central Committee, Former Madison County Republican Committee Chairman

Tom Van Auken – Former Member of State Central Committee

John Van Hoy – Former Member of State Central Committee 

Chris Walters – Former Roanoke City Republican Committee Chairman

Sandra Warren – Danville City Republican Committee Chairwoman

Tucker Watkins – Former 5th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Bob Wheeler – Member of State Central Committee

Fay Williamson – Former Virginia Federation of Republican Women Chairwoman

Jack Wilson – 4th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

Steve Witham – Amherst County Republican Committee Chairman

Chris Woodfin – Former 3rd Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman

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