Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling says he’ll be ready to announce whether he will run as an independent candidate for governor of Virginia by March 14.
Bolling, who suspended his campaign seeking the Republican nomination for the state’s top job in November, said he has not yet made a decision, but that it is a “50-50 proposition.”
“We’re putting together the information we need to make a final decision,” Bolling said when asked about his self-imposed deadline. “One way or the other, we will have that decision made and announced by March 14.”
While he feels that voters would see his candidacy as credible, Bolling said he is weighing his ability to raise funds and collect the 10,000 signatures he would need by June to get on the general election ballot as an independent. He has vowed not to run as a spoiler, but only if he sees a path to victory as a third-party candidate.