Virginia Supporters Disappointed With Romney Withdrawal

February 7, 2008

(AP) Virginia supporters of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are expressing surprise and disappointment at his withdrawal from the Republican campaign for president.

Thursday's decision effectively concedes the GOP nomination to Senator John McCain.

Romney's Virginia co-chairman, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, said McCain will have a tough job appealing to the party's conservative base. But he said he will now support McCain and predicted other Republicans will eventually do the same thing.

Romney's other Virginia co-chair, House Republican Leader Morgan Griffith, said he wasn't sure he could support McCain, and noted that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee remains in the race.


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