- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The executive director of the cash-strapped Republican Party of Virginia is stepping down after less than a year on the job.

Shaun Kenney announced Monday that he will be leaving his post by the end of February.

Kenney’s departure comes a few weeks after John Whitbeck took over as the party’s chairman.

The party listed having more than $217,000 in debt in its federal campaign account last month. State Republicans lost a major source of campaign cash when former U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor was defeated in a GOP primary last summer.

Cantor is scheduled to join potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Richmond on Monday to raise money for the Republican State Leadership Committee, an organization that helps state-level Republicans around the country.

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