Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore Joins 2016 GOP Field

July 30, 2015 AT 10:50 AM

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore officially became the GOP field’s 17th candidate Wednesday.

Gilmore filed his paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission, launching his longest of all long-shot presidential bids under the name “Gilmore for America LLC.”

But the question remains whether he will be allowed to join the Fox News candidate forum at 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 in Cleveland.

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