MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is hoping for a stronger finish in New Hampshire than Iowa, and he’s been putting in the work to make it happen.
Gilmore spent several hours at a polling location this morning, shaking hundreds of voters’ hands and trying to sway them at the last minute to support his longshot bid for the presidency.
The Republican 2016 hopeful didn’t campaign in Iowa and wasn’t listed on the ballot at the Iowa caucuses. He netted only 12 votes in last week’s record caucus turnout.
Gilmore has been excluded from most of the televised debates and blames the media’s lack of attention to his campaign for its lack of traction in early states so far.
But the candidate said he doesn’t plan to drop out anytime soon — he has a flight scheduled Wednesday morning to South Carolina.
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