Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling to Speak at UVA

Posted: Updated: Feb 24, 2013 09:34 PM EST

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is set to speak to 400 students at the University of Virginia on Monday.

He will be a guest in Larry Sabato's Intro to American Politics course. It is a part of the class' Virginia gubernatorial series.

Sabato says Bolling faces a financial challenge if he decides to run as an independent, but there are advantages.

"Ken Cuccinelli is seen by many to be too far to the right," Sabato said. "Terry McAuliffe is seen by many to be inexperienced and unconnected to Virginia. So Bolling is kind of the porridge that's just right - not too hot, not too cold - just right, at least for those in the middle in Virginia."

Bolling says he will announce whether he will run on March 14.

Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli visited the class earlier this month. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is set to speak in April.