Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore at a N.H. Republican party event in April, 2015.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Jim Gilmore declared his candidacy on July 30th, 2015.  

Jason Moon / NHPR

For months now presidential candidates have been campaigning in New Hampshire. But to officially enter the race, candidates large and small, Republican and Democrat alike, must pass through the Secretary of State's office. It's a time honored tradition of the New Hampshire primary, but it can lead to some unexpected presidential run-ins. Like yesterday with Jim Gilmore and Hillary Clinton.

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he's in and plans to make an official announcement the first week in August.