Govenor Gilmore entering the field

Who?  I must admit I do not recall ever hearing about this guy.

From WaPo:

Jim Gilmore, Virginia’s former tax-slashing Republican governor, on Tuesday took the first step in a long-shot bid for the presidency.

Gilmore filed papers with the Federal Election Commission in Washington to form the Jim Gilmore for President Exploratory Committee, said his aide, Matt Williams. He is the sixth Republican to form an exploratory committee _ a year before the first primary votes are cast.

Like several other Republican hopefuls, Gilmore said he entered the race because the GOP field lacks a true conservative and argues his candidacy will resonate with conservatives disillusioned with the party.

“I’m here to offer the right program for the people of the United States. I’m the type of mainstream Reagan conservative that has always kept his promises,” Gilmore said in a telephone interview.

The one-term governor, little known outside his state, faces an increasingly crowded field. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Arizona Sen. John McCain, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas also have taken the initial steps in a White House run.  (more …)

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