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Va. Lt. Gov. Bolling selected as Romney’s state campaign chair

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney named Virginia lieutenant governor Bill Bolling as state chairman of Romney’s presidential campaign Monday.

The campaign said that Dels. Barbara Comstock (R-Fairfax) and Chris Peace (R-Hanover) would serve as co-chairs.

“I am honored that Mitt Romney has asked me to chair his presidential campaign in Virginia,” Bolling said in a written statement. “Over the past few years I have developed a strong personal relationship with Governor Romney. I am absolutely convinced that he is the right person to carry our party’s banner into the 2012 campaigns and the right person to lead our country toward a more prosperous future.”

Bolling was reelected to a second term in 2009 and has focused on job creation. He has also served in the Virginia Senate and as chairman of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.

Comstock won office in 2009, and Peace has been a member of the state legislature since 2006.

“I am proud to have the support of these Virginians,” Romney said in a written statement. “They have been leaders in the fight for smaller government and lower taxes in Virginia. I look forward to working alongside them as I campaign across Virginia and the rest of the country to reverse President Obama’s failed policies and get our economy on the right track.”

Fredrick Kunkle runs the Tripping blog, writing about the experience of travel. Freddy's also covered politics, courts, police, and local government. Before coming to The Washington Post, he worked for the Star-Ledger and The Bergen Record.

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