Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gilmore to New Hampshire this Weekend

Jim Gilmore will be campaigning in New Hampshire this weekend.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gilmore confirms his run for President

Jim Gilmore filed papers for an Exploratory Committee with the FEC on Tuesday in his quest for the Republican Nomination for President of the United States.

Gilmore said that he believes that there is "...simply room for a consistent conservative in this race."

Conservative Voice suggests that Gilmore can be President, arguing that he "..will connect with Republican voters across the country like he did with Virginia’s faithful Republicans."

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Exploratory Committee for Gilmore 08

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is soon expected to launch an exploratory committee for a Presidential bid in 2008.

Gilmore appears ready to run and has positioned himself carefully, recently telling CBS that "There is not a committed conservative in the field who can put together a national campaign. I am and I can."

While Gilmore is little known outside of Virginia, he has previously held the post of Chair of the Republican National Committee, and was a prime supporter of President Bush for the nomination in 2000.

Gilmore made his mark in Virginia, heavily slashing taxes in that state. Gilmore was precluded from running for a second term by Virgina Law.

Jim Gilmore has a serious interest in anti-terrorism measures, having chaired a Congressional Advisory Panel on this issue, and serving as President of USASECURE, a homeland security think tank.

Although Gilmore has a low recognition rate outside of Virginia, as a "committed conservative", he may well appeal to sections of the Republicans that fear the emergence of social moderates like Giuliani or McCain.