Friday, December 29, 2006

2008 - Former Governor Jim Gilmore is in

I missed this from back during exams. Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is in for 08.

From CBS
Jim Gilmore, a tax-slashing former Virginia governor, announced he will explore a presidential bid in 2008.

(snip)
"I am not someone who has to evolve as a conservative. I don't have to evolve my position," he said.

Gilmore was easily elected governor in 1997 on a promise to cut the despised property tax local governments assess on personal cars and pickup trucks. He served one term and could not seek re-election because Virginia uniquely bars successive terms for its governors.

1 comment:

Lights Out Michigan said...

Gilmore is one of the few outspoken critics of extending state sales taxes to internet purchases. He did this at a time when Michigan's own John Engler was standing out as one of the national leaders IN FAVOR of doing this damned stupid thing. So, Gilmore is rock solid on tax matters. Easily the most reliable fiscal conservative in the race at this stage.