According to The Washington Post, former Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III has made a series of high profile speeches which may signal a return to politics.
Gilmore’s speeches are focusing on what he feels is ailing the national GOP. The former governor, who was in office from 1998 to 2002, plans to visit the early nominating states of New Hampshire and Iowa next month. The trip also includes a stop at Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) conservative summit.
In the last few weeks before this November’s midterms Gilmore created a super PAC that aired television commercials for candidates from both New Hampshire and Iowa, as well as Virginia.
Gilmore’s recent activity has many Virginians wondering if he is eyeing a potential presidential run next year. In an interview last week Gilmore declined to comment on whether or not he is serious about a possible presidential run.
“It’s too early to really tell you any answers where we’re going here,” he said. “But I am committed to addressing the central problems facing the nation.