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Q&A: Bolling Isn't Bullish On Va. Gov. Candidates

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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli prepares to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn entitled 'Lights Out II: Should EPA Take A Step Back To Fully Consider Utility MACT's (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) Impact on Job Creation?' (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) | Getty File

Since scratching his own Virginia gubernatorial bid last year, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has come to think of himself as something of a quiet referee in the contentious race between Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former DNC chairman. Bolling, who has no preferred player in the match-up, largely stays on the sidelines. But some news in state politics this week put a bit of the spotlight on how Bolling would react to those developments: Gov. Bob McDonnell met with prosecutors looking into his relationship with a donor, Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams; and Bolling’s longtime adviser, GOP strategist Boyd Marcus, announced he would back McAuliffe in the race.

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