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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Virginia Lt. Gov
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said Thursday his decision to stay on the sidelines of the Virginia governor's race affords him the opportunity to be a much-needed independent voice in the contest, lamenting a political process he described as increasingly ideological, partisan and mean-spirited.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's decision Wednesday to drop his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination paves the way for a battle royale between Republican state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe — a campaign that could be radically altered if Mr. Bolling follows through on hints he might pursue an independent run.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says he won't run for governor in 2013.
With Tropical Storm Isaac delaying the Republican National Convention by a day, Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and his wife, Jean Ann, got a rare chance for some downtime Sunday and Monday evenings, using it to catch two movies – the romantic comedy "Hope Springs" and the action blockbuster "The Bourne Legacy."
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to reject the federal health care overhaul's Medicaid expansion, days after Mr. McDonnell said there were too many unanswered questions to make a decision yet.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appeared very proud of the proposed budget he submitted last week, expect for one little detail he seemed reluctant to discuss.
D.C. wants college applications as graduation requirement; Cuccinelli says he can defend ballot law; Bolling defines tie-breaker role; Maryland delegate has fantasy-sports bill; D.C. Council member Thomas misses repayment deadline; Virginia GOP to revisit loyalty oath; Md. state Sen. Brinkley to announce congressional plans; Rat complaints prompt inspection of Occupy D.C. camp.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will cast tiebreaking votes on organizing the state Senate, but not on matters such as the budget, the approval of judges or constitutional amendments, he said Tuesday.
D.C. Council passes ethics legislation; Federal court hears suit against Md. congressional map; Bolling ties hopes to Romney; Metro inspects rail cars following Tuesday mishap; 2-year-old left alone in apartment; Montgomery Co. police solve fewer than 1-in-4 robberies; Kaine decries cut to signature preschool program.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, facing a challenge from the right in state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, finds himself banking on a strong performance from Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to give him a boost for the 2013 GOP gubernatorial nomination.
McDonnell-backed pension-reform plan wouldn't save money; Senate hears rural gripes on PlanMaryland; Maryland sees increase in youth cigar smoking; Week of wrangling in store for D.C. ethics bill; Crucifix-Santa disassembler speaks; India trip garners Md. $60 million in investment; One City-One Hire moves to Phase 2; Gray preps environmental package; Schaefer's trains find a home; Bolling-Cuccinelli: Burgers vs. paintball