NRO looks at Bill Bolling's chances with an independent bid for governor.
this week, Bolling stoked the chatter when he fired off an email to his
donors and political allies, asking for their advice regarding a gubernatorial
run. “I know it won’t be easy to win the governorship as an independent
candidate, but with your help I believe it can be done,” he wrote.
But not all of Bolling’s allies are buying it. They say that money, more than
anything else, will be the factor that keeps him out of the race. Unaffiliated
Virginia Republicans agree, arguing that Bolling would need to raise millions
fast. Running a credible independent campaign would take at least $15 million,
and the lieutenant governor has less than $800,000 on hand. He also has little
to no campaign apparatus.
Show me the money. And there's not much time to get the money before March 14.
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