Saturday, August 27, 2016Corey Stewart at 2013 Republican Convention
UPDATED: Aug. 29
The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday selected a primary as the method of nomination for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.
In 2013 the RPV ultra-conservatives had taken control of the central committee and changed the nominating process from a primary to a convention. The writing was on the wall for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling who was the popular establishment Republican nominee and expected heir to the governorship. Bolling had stepped aside for Attorney General Bob McDonnell with McDonnell promising to support Bolling in the next election. That wasn’t to be.
Bolling dropped out of