The last of the “rumored to be considering a run” for president GOP candidates filed his paperwork today, without the media staging of a major campaign kickoff for a candidate who believes that he has a chance to win.
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore — don’t feel bad, he’s never heard of you either — became the 17th declared candidate for the GOP nomination in an already crowded field. (DonkeyHotey is going to have to update his painting to include Gov. Kasich (OH) and former Gov. Gilmore).
The Hill reports, Former Va. Gov. is newest entrant in GOP field:
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has filed paperwork to enter the increasingly crowded GOP presidential field, in what’s seen as a longshot bid.
Gilmore’s filing adds little detail outside of the name of his campaign committee: Gilmore for America LLC. But the official paperwork confirms that he’ll be a candidate.
The former governor and Republican National Committee chairman touted his experience in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch earlier this month when he first declared his intention to run.
Gilmore has not been tested in many recent polls of the GOP field, but Tuesday’s Monmouth University poll of New Hampshire had him at less than 1 percent, while last week’s Public Policy Polling survey had him at less than 1 percent nationally.
Wow, he must have a lot of relatives around the country to poll that high.
Gilmore can sit at the kiddie-table consolation prize debate at 5 p.m. for all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time main event debate at 9 p.m. on FAUX News. Fox lowers threshold for early debate. The 9 p.m. debate is only for the Cool Kidz, the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls, as determined by Fox News.
Because we now live in a country where FAUX News doesn’t report the news, it decides who is the news. It’s new motto: “We report, and we decide.”