Sunday, February 10, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former Virginia Governor, Jim Gilmore, has endorsed John McCain for president.
"There is one issue that is more pressing than all others -- winning the war against radical Islamic extremism," said Governor Gilmore. "And there is one man who is best prepared to step-in and serve as commander in chief from day one John McCain. I have known John McCain for years. He is a proven conservative leader with a track record of cutting taxes, eliminating wasteful government spending, upholding our traditional values, and promoting a strong national defense. I urge my fellow Virginians to join me in voting for and supporting John McCain this Tuesday."
John McCain thanked Governor Gilmore, saying, "Jim is a great example of what it means to be a public servant. He has devoted his life to the people of Virginia and our country. I sincerely appreciate his support, and I look forward to his counsel and guidance as we work towards victory."
Jim Gilmore served the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America as a member of Army counter-intelligence; Virginia Attorney General; and as the 68th Governor of Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, Jim Gilmore is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. At the request of the U.S. government, Jim Gilmore served as the Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Homeland Security and the Terrorist Threat. Additionally, Mr. Gilmore served as Governor during the tragic 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon.
He was born in the historic fan district of Richmond in 1949. While studying at UVa, Jim Gilmore joined College Republicans, and was elected a statewide officer, and met his wife Roxane. He and Roxane are the proud parents of two sons.

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