MANASSAS (AP) The Virginia Republican who lost last year’s U.S. Senate race says he’s leaving politics “until and unless the Commonwealth is ready” for his views.
Corey Stewart told The Washington Post that he won’t seek another term as chair of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, where he’s spent 15 years. His term ends in December.
Stewart, who told the newspaper “politics sucks,” said last month that he would step back from statewide elections.
Stewart lost to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine last November, and previously ran unsuccessfully for Republican nominations for governor and lieutenant governor.
During his campaigns, Stewart embraced Confederate monuments and associated with white supremacists.
He says he’ll focus on his international trade law practice, and has talked with the Trump administration about a related job.