Jim Gilmore officially endorses Trump

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore on Friday officially endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE, though he has been a vocal supporter of the Republican nominee for months.


“I want to clear up any confusion that may exist about my position on the November election,” Gilmore said in a Facebook post. 

“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 went on to detail the myriad of ways he has helped the Trump campaign, including serving on its agricultural committee and stumping for the mogul throughout Virginia — though he maintains that he hadn’t officially endorse Trump until now. He also mentions serving on a campaign committee “that hasn’t been announced yet.”

“With my time and my sweat equity, I have endorsed Mr. Trump against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to debate for first time as front-runner Top Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE and to clear up any confusion, I do so again with this statement,” he said.

Gilmore, who dropped out of the Republican presidential primary in February, is scheduled to appear with Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBolton presses Iran to withdraw forces from Syria, areas of conflict EXCLUSIVE: Trump accuses Biden of lying about Obama's lack of endorsement Leaked Trump transition vetting documents show numerous officials with 'red flags': Axios MORE (R-Ind.) on Saturday at a rally in Paris, Va.