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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore Suspends Presidential Campaign

The Republican field narrows to six with the suspension of the long-shot campaign.

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore on Friday suspended his presidential campaign, shrinking the Republican field to six.

Gilmore barely registered in polls and received zero percent of votes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Gilmore, governor from 1998 to 2002, said he will support the Republican presidential nominee.

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Gilmore’s campaign said in a statement that "the difficulty of the debate structure combined with the national media coverage of the candidates made it impossible for him to continue his campaign for the presidency.”

"Nonetheless, I will continue to express my concerns about the dangers of electing someone who has pledged to continue Obama's disastrous policies," Gilmore said in a statement. "And, I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that our next President is a free enterprise Republican who will restore our nation to greatness and keep our citizens safe."