Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced Thursday that he’s entering the presidential race, making him the 17th Republican candidate to do so:
“I’ve been looking for someone to enter the race committed to by belief that America’s economic and national security is increasingly at risk,” he said in a video posted to Youtube. “But I haven’t seen a response from anyone that makes me certain about their knowledge or solutions to the threats facing our nation.”
Gilmore filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to make his run official.
Gilmore previously ran for president during the 2008 campaign, but dropped out of the race in July 2007 due to a lack of fundraising.