AFTON, Va. (WSLS 10) - A Republican running for governor of Virginia has dropped out of the race.
Denver Riggleman posted this message on his Facebook page on Thursday afternoon:
Unfortunately, I am ending my Campaign for Governor today. Our message was resonating around the state, we have been finishing atop almost every straw and online poll, we were catching fire. This has been amazing, but it's not over yet.
Here is my statement on the matter:
"Based on business considerations, resource shortages, and family health issues, I have no other choice but to suspend my campaign for Governor today. I want to thank everyone who has supported me, and those that were willing to donate to our cause. Their sacrifices will not be in vain, because the Whiskey Rebellion will continue. Stay tuned."
2017 Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie released the following statement on Denver Riggleman.
I've had the opportunity to spend time with Denver on the campaign trail and it confirmed for me what I thought when he got into this race: He is a good man who is concerned about the size and scope of government like I am. He has been a voice for Virginians who feel left behind and ignored by government, or worse. I know that Denver will continue to find ways to serve our Commonwealth and our country.
Riggleman is a decorated Air Force veteran and business owner, according to his campaign's webiste.