The Republican list of presidential candidates just got one name longer. The new hopeful candidate is Jim Gilmore.
A while ago, the former Governor of Virginia, Jim Gilmore announced his intentions to compete for the most vetted position in the White House and promised that an official candidacy would be announced in August.
On Wednesday, the former Governor filed his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. It is rather unusual that Jim Gilmore would go through with his intentions as the first GOP debate is set to take place on August 6th.
Only the first 10 GOP candidates would make it to the debate. A last minute candidacy has little chance of making it to the top 10 list. As the 17th candidate featuring on the Republican list, it is rather unlikely that Jim Gilmore will succeed to obtain the GOP nomination.
Jim Gilmore served as Virginia governor from 1998 to 2002. Also, in 2001 he was the chair of the Republican National Committee. Aged 65, Jim Gilmore also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and advised former administrations regarding counterterrorism response.
Jim Gilmore vying for the GOP nomination is still a blur.
In an exclusive statement for Breitbart, Jim Gilmore said:
“I have a vision for a different America, one that will return America to the policies of a dynamic, entrepreneurial free-market economy and a policy of peace-through-strength for our national security.”
Nonetheless, it is worth noting that so far Jim Gilmore appeared in one out of five national polls, according to Politico. And, according to Daily Intelligencer, Jim Gilmore’s candidacy is:
“such a long shot that he might not even qualify for the Fox News debate”.
The former Virginia governor is competing for the GOP nominations with Scott Walker – governor of Wisconsin, Jeb Bush – governor of Florida, Marco Rubio – senator of Florida, Rand Paul – Kentucky senator, as well as Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump.
As the Fox News hosted GOP debate is drawing near, it remains to be seen if Jim Gilmore makes it to the set in Cleveland among the top 10 GOP candidates.
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