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RINO Bill Bolling goes to bat for Terry McAuliffe

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, a Republican, is actually working to help the Democratic candidate in the upcoming Virginia governor's race.

The Washington Post reports that after Terry McAuliffe lost a key endorsement from the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s political arm, TechPAC, to Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, Bolling was the lone Republican among political figures who called to pressure TechPAC members to change their minds.

“The pressure is hot and heavy,” Dendy Young, TechPAC chairman and chief executive of McLean Capital, wrote in an e-mail to TechPAC members Sunday morning. Young wrote that he received calls Saturday from Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, R, and Aneesh Chopra, the former U.S. chief technology officer and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. Young also said that, on the other side of the issue, Cuccinelli called him, too.

Bolling dropped out of the governor's race when it was clear that the more conservative Cuccinelli would win the Republican Primary. After mulling an independent bid, Bolling refused to endorse Cuccinelli.

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