"In 2009 Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling gave the Republican Party a blueprint for victory, and it all started with Bill's willingness to set aside his personal ambition and join with Bob McDonnell to form a united ticket," said Randy Marcus, the lieutenant governor's chief of staff. "That worked well in 2009 and it's the right approach in 2013."
"Obviously, we don't know what Ken Cuccinelli's intentions are," Mr. Marcus said. "Lieutenant Governor Bolling has made clear that he intends to run for Governor in 2013 and we hope that Ken will be a part of our ticket. We think that would be best for the Republican Party."