Gilmore Ends Campaign For Presidency

July 14, 2007

Saturday, former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore made a formal announcement of his withdrawal from the race for the republican nomination for president.

"I am today withdrawing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. It has been a positive and rewarding experience for me, for my family, and for my supporters," said Gilmore.

Gilmore cited his late start as one major reason for his decision.

"It has become apparent to me that the combination of my late start, and the front loaded nature of the primary schedule, have made it impractical to continue to pursue this path towards further public service," he said.

Gilmore now plans to focus his efforts on forming a state political action committee to assist republican candidates in the general assembly, as well as looking for any other ways he can continue in public service of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8509737 -
Gray Television, Inc.