Ghosts of Jim Gilmore's Presidential Campaign Still Stir Online 

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The primary season’s over, the national conventions are in the history books and the major parties’ presidential candidates are crisscrossing the country.

Whatever happened to Jim Gilmore?

After appearing in some of the Republican primary debates, the former Virginia governor officially suspended his campaign for president in February.

But six months later, his website is up and running.

It shows Islamic terrorists with weapons. And Gilmore provides a voiceover: “Obama and Clinton just don’t get it.”

Gilmore goes on to note that he served in Army intelligence and as the head of a terrorism commission. As governor from 1998 to 2002, he was known for lowering the car tax paid to localities.

On the national stage recently, he fell short during the primaries, receiving only 12 votes in the Iowa caucuses. He had to fight over speaker space at debates.

As for money, he raised about $110,875 for his campaign, with the vast majority coming from a Republican political action committee, according to Virginia Public Access Project records.

Today Gilmore’s a lawyer and head of the Free Congress Foundation, an advocacy group. But we’re still wondering about that website. A woman answered the phone number listed on the site, but hung up before any questions could be asked.


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