Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson made several campaign stop in eastern Iowa this week, one of them being here in Jackson County. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the event myself. I would like to thank Mr. Thompson and his campaign for making a stop in our area.
I have just received word that former Virginia Governor and Presidential hopeful Jim Gilmore has pulled out of the Presidential Race. For those of you that remember, Mr. Gilmore attended and spoke at our Jackson County Soup Supper back in April. Recently, his campaign was suspended when it was discovered that he had a partially detached retina while on the campaign trail. He has indicated that he has been approached to either run for Governor of Virginia again (Virginia law states that a candidate cannot serve consecutive terms, but can serve more than once), or to run for the U.S. Senate if Sen. John Warner retires. Whatever path he takes, I wish Mr. Gilmore well in his future endeavors.