Presidential Candidate Selector
Candidate Positions

Former Gov. James Gilmore - Republican
(Born October 6, 1949) Lawyer
  • War authorization: Jim Gilmore supports increasing the number of troops as necessary to enforce civil order in Iraq and giving our military men and women a clearly defined mission that will allow them to defeat the terrorists who are threatening our security. Jim Gilmore strongly rejects the calls of those who demand a pullout of U.S. forces from Iraq on a fixed timetable because it would swiftly lead to chaos and America’s defeat. Source
  • Security/liberties:
  • Social Security: Praises Bush leadership on Social Security reform. (Jul 2000) Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001) Source
  • Stem cell research: Opposes federally funded stem cell research. Source
  • Same sex issues: Jim Gilmore believes marriage is the union of one man and one woman and as President will oppose gay marriage and so-called civil unions. Source
  • Trade issues:
  • Budget issues: Jim Gilmore supports efforts to reduce taxes including making the Bush tax cuts permanent. Source
  • Business & labor issues:
  • Abortion issues: As Governor of Virginia, Jim Gilmore time and time again stood solidly for the sanctity of life and the preservation of traditional family values. Jim Gilmore’s leadership led to successful legislation which he signed into law that created a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, required parental notification for minors seeking an abortion and banned partial birth abortion. Jim Gilmore created the Virginia Abstinence Initiative and dramatically increased funding for adoption services. Source
  • Capital punishment: Advocates use of the death penalty. Source
  • Marijuana: Believes illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society. Source
  • Gun control: Jim Gilmore is a member of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors and has spent much of his life working to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. Jim Gilmore believes the right to keep and bear arms is entitled to the same protection as every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Jim Gilmore believes gun ownership is based on the American tradition of personal responsibility and he is committed to protecting the rights of hunters, sportsmen and gun owners. Source
  • Minimum wage:
  • Health care: Opposed "Hillary Clinton's plan to socialize health care". May 3, 2007 Republican Debate.
  • Prescription drugs:
  • Environmental issues: Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000) Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000) More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001) Source
  • Immigration issues: There should be no amnesty for those who are in our country illegally. As a forceful advocate for homeland security, Jim Gilmore knows that we must secure America’s borders to protect our country. We will not be able to deal successfully with those who are in our country illegally until we have secured our borders and stopped the entrance of additional illegals. We must re-examine our existing immigration laws and develop a better program for temporary workers as well as requiring employers to verify workers are here legally. Source Source
    Opposes amnesty/permanent legalization for illegal aliens and supports temporary legalization for illegal aiens as guestworkers Source
  • Education issues: Supports vouchers. Source
  • Link to voting records and special interest group ratings. (If available).
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