For the fourth year in a row, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) is holding a getaway for his some of his biggest supporters Sunday and Monday at Keswick Hall at Monticello.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Bolling quietly formed a campaign committee last year to run for governor in 2013.

In the spring of 2008, Bolling surprised many people, including McDonnell, then attorney general, by deciding to seek re-election. McDonnell and Bolling ran as a team last year, and McDonnell has pledged to support Bolling for governor in 2013.

Bolling, a former state senator who represented suburban Richmond, works part time as lieutenant governor and also is in the insurance business.

His political action committee is paying for the event.