Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore has entered an already crowded race for the United States presidency.
Gilmore joins 16 other Republicans vying for the White House, which will fall vacant in January 2017.
According to the BBC, he filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission yesterday although he intends to officially announce his campaign in August.
A former army intelligence officer, Gilmore served as Virginia governor for one term from 1998 to 2002.
He briefly ran for president in 2007, but his campaign folded after it failed to raise enough money and support in early primary races.