As Virginians head to the polls for primary day, former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) who secured his partys nomination for the Senate at a state convention two weeks ago is kicking off his general election campaign with a three-stop fly around of the state today.
Gilmore will be joined by Lt. Gov Bill Bolling (R), state Attorney General Bob McDonnell (R) and the partys newly elected chairman, state Del. Jeff Frederick (R), beginning at a morning news conference in Richmond. That event will be followed by a lunchtime news conference at the Norfolk International Airport and an afternoon event in Manassas.
Gilmores campaign said in a release Monday that the candidates Working Families Tour of the state will include stops in Roanoke, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Winchester, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Danville, Petersburg, Virginia Beach and dozens of other cities in the coming weeks.
Gilmore is facing another governor, Mark Warner (D), in the battle for the open Senate seat.