- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 29, 2009

RICHMOND — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is the new president and chief executive officer of the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Alexandria.

Mr. Gilmore, a Republican, announced his appointment by the foundation’s board of directors Monday.

The Free Congress Foundation was founded by conservative activist Paul Weyrich, who died a year ago.

Mr. Gilmore was elected to a four-year term as governor in 1997. He later served less than a year as Republican National Committee chairman, explored seeking the party’s nomination for governor and lost a U.S. Senate race against Democrat Mark Warner

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