Gilmore Claims Victory in Senate Nomination
Former governor James S. Gilmore III said today that he has secured enough delegates to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next month but his rival, Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), disputed that.
"The race is not over,'' Marshall said.
Delegates will chose between Gilmore and Marshall at the Republican convention in Richmond late next month. The winner will compete with former governor Mark R. Warner (D) in November for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. John Warner.
"A clear majority of the convention delegates representing more than 6,000 votes have committed to support Governor Gilmore," Matt Wells, Gilmore campaign political director, said in a statement. "A solid turnout at the GOP convention will be needed to seal victory."
But Marshall, who described Gilmore support's around the state as soft, said Gilmore's campaign would have no way of knowing how many delegates will vote for him or even how many will show up at the convention.
April 21, 2008; 4:16 PM ET
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