Carly Fiorina, former GOP presidential hopeful, says she will not run for the U.S. Senate from Virginia next year. (Cliff Owen/AP)

A decision by Carly Fiorina, the former GOP presidential hopeful, not to run for U.S. Senate from Virginia next year leaves Corey Stewart, the bombastic Prince William supervisor, as the sole declared candidate for the GOP nomination.

Stewart, who came close to winning the party nomination for governor this year after running on a platform dedicated to protecting Confederate statues, said Fiorina’s absence from the Senate race clears the way for him to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine (D).

Several political observers agreed.

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