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Gilmore endorses Trump after all

By TRAVIS FAIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore's hold out on endorsing Donald Trump ended Friday when the former presidential candidate put out an unambiguous statement backing his party's nominee. "While I hadn't been formally asked to do so, today I wanted to make clear that I endorse the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for the Presidency and I urge every voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia to join me in doing so," Gilmore said in the statement, forwarded to the Daily Press by the Trump campaign.

VaNews September 12, 2016

Jim Gilmore: I haven't endorsed Donald Trump

By TRAVIS FAIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Jim Gilmore is voting for Donald Trump. The former Virginia governor and erstwhile 2016 presidential candidate is on a Trump campaign advisory committee. He's chairing the Republican Party's get-out-the-vote operation in Virginia. But don't get confused and think Gilmore has endorsed his party's presidential candidate. "I haven't," Gilmore said this week, speaking quickly to correct assumptions.

VaNews September 9, 2016

Goodlatte, Gilmore chosen for Trump's agricultural advisory committee

By ALEX ROHR, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Two Virginia politicians expect to advise Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as members of a heavy-hitting crew of industrial agriculture advisors. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a former House Committee on Agriculture chairman, called Trump’s agricultural advisory committee “a very distinguished panel” of officials elected and appointed to federal and state positions. It includes current and former governors, congressmen of agriculture-heavy states, administrators and large producers.

VaNews August 19, 2016

Gilmore says he'll head Va. voter registration for Trump

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore says he will head up voter-registration efforts for Donald Trump in Virginia. Last month the Republican Party of Virginia announced that Gilmore would be the chairman of its 2016 "Team Virginia" field program, which refers to the party's grassroots efforts in partnership with the Republican National Committee.

VaNews May 11, 2016

He once hoped for the GOP nomination, now Jim Gilmore can’t even get elected delegate to convention

By RACHEL WEINER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Jim Gilmore may be a former governor, state attorney general, Republican National Committee chairman and presidential candidate. But he couldn’t get elected as a delegate to his party’s national convention. When delegates were selected at Virginia’s state convention in Harrisonburg this past weekend, Gilmore, 66, put his name forward and was shut out.

VaNews May 3, 2016

Most state GOP delegates favor Cruz

By JOE BECK, Northern Virginia Daily

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz picked off 10 of 13 available delegates Saturday, boosting his chances of denying the presidential nomination to Donald Trump at a contested national convention. Trump’s supporters won three delegates. Cruz’s victory at the Republican state convention at James Madison University followed the pattern established over the past several months in many other states: Trump, the real estate developer and reality TV showman, wins a state primary, but delegates who cast the actual votes that decide the nominee line up with Cruz at a subsequent state convention.

VaNews May 2, 2016

Trump, Cruz forces competing for Virginia delegates should GOP convention have no clear nominee

By BILL BARTEL , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

First came Virginia’s March 1 Republican presidential primary. Donald Trump was the clear winner, giving him the largest number of the state’s delegates to the July national convention. But should the New York businessman’s momentum falter and he arrive at the GOP’s gathering in Cleveland short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, his Virginia support may melt as quickly as ice cream on a hot day at the beach.

VaNews April 29, 2016

The Place That Wants Donald Trump Most

By BOB DAVIS AND REBECCA BALLHAUS, Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va.—There isn’t much Jody Bostic believes in these days. The government has abandoned him, he feels. Local coal mines have laid him off so many times he opened a T-shirt store to make a living. Big-city media treat him and his neighbors like know-nothings.

VaNews April 18, 2016

A big day for Cruz in Virginia’s 10th District

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republicans today nominated their three delegates and three alternates to the Republican National Convention in July, and all three main delegates are backers of Sen. Ted Cruz (R). State Sen. Dick Black, Mick Staton (Black's son-in-law) and Beau Correll were elected as delegates, while two supporters of front-runner Donald Trump – former Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio and past 10th District chairman Howie Lind – were elected as alternates. Blaine Dunn, a Cruz supporter, was selected as the third alternate.

VaNews April 18, 2016

8 People Denied Credentials To Go To District Convention

By SALLY VOTH, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Eight Frederick County residents, who were hoping to attend the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee convention this Saturday as delegates, were denied by the 10th District’s credentials committee. That panel heard challenges to the proposed delegates on Saturday in Fairfax, said Jo Thoburn, chairwoman of the district committee.

VaNews April 12, 2016