Virginia's Jim Gilmore Suspends Presidential Campaign
Alexandria, VA -- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, the only veteran in the race for the presidency, said today he is suspending his campaign for the White House. Gilmore said he will support the Republican nominee and that he intends to continue speaking out about the dangers of electing either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Gilmore, former U.S. Army intelligence agent who has spent the last eight months campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, said the difficulty of the debate structure combined with the national media coverage of the candidates made it impossible for him to continue his campaign for the presidency. But, he said he is determined to help elect a Republican president.
"My campaign was intended to offer the gubernatorial experience, with the track record of a true conservative, experienced in national security, to unite the party.” Gilmore said, “My goal was to focus on the importance of this election as a real turning point, and to emphasize the dangers of continuing on a road that will further undermine America's economy and weaken our national security."
"Nonetheless, I will continue to express my concerns about the dangers of electing someone who has pledged to continue Obama's disastrous policies," Gilmore said. "And, I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that our next President is a free enterprise Republican who will restore our nation to greatness and keep our citizens safe."