South Carolina Presidential Primaries

GOP Primary – February 20

Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore

James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore was born October 6, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia.  Following his graduation from the University of Virginia, Gilmore enlisted in the Army and became an Army Counterintelligence Agent.  He received a law degree from UVA and a decade later, in 1987, was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henrico County.  Gilmore was elected Virginia’s Attorney General Gilmore in 1993 and, then, won the Virginia Governor’s race in 1997.  Gilmore mounted a brief presidential run in 2007 and later lost a bid for the U.S. Senate from Virginia.   He announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in July, 2015.

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