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Va. Lieutenant Governor To Lead Romney's Virginia Campaign

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Mitt Romney, who has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012, has chosen Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bob Bolling to run his Virginia campaign.
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Mitt Romney, who has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012, has chosen Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bob Bolling to run his Virginia campaign.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will get some help in Virginia from one of the state's top party leaders. Lieutenant Governor Bob Bolling (R) will serve as the chairman of Romney's Virginia campaign.

Bolling endorsed Romney back in 2007, and now he's taken a central role in helping Romney win the state's presidential primary which is scheduled for March.

In a written statement announcing the role, Bolling describes Romney as a successful business leader who will balance the federal budget and reduce the national debt.

Political analyst Kyle Kondik of the Virginia Center for Politics says Bolling is a strategic choice for state campaign chairman because he's the front runner to be the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2013.

Aside from Bolling, Romney will also have help in Northern Virginia, where freshman House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock (R), whose district includes Fairfax County, will serve as the campaign co-chairwoman.

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