Republican Party of Virginia chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement on Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's decision to suspend his campaign for governor:
"Lt. Governor Bolling's decision to suspend his campaign today was as surprising to me as it was selfless. For the better part of two decades, Bill Bolling has been a dedicated public servant. The Commonwealth of Virginia is a much better place because of his service in the Senate and as Lt. Governor.
Our party was truly blessed with two fantastic candidates for Governor this year, and Virginia would have done well under a Bolling administration, just as it will do well under a Cuccinelli administration."