Jim Gilmore officially endorses Trump

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore on Friday officially endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral 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 ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' 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 PenceTrump health chief backs needle exchanges in anti-HIV strategy Pence travels to Nebraska to survey flood damage Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch MORE (R-Ind.) on Saturday at a rally in Paris, Va.