Jim Gilmore suspends presidential campaign

Ann Marie AwadWASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has announced he’s dropping out of the presidential race, after being the only candidate not to make the cut for Saturday’s GOP debate.

DNC allows lobbyist, PAC contributions

Ann Marie AwadWASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) — The Democratic National Committee decided Friday to start accepting contributions from lobbyists and PACs, undoing a policy adopted in 2008.

Six Republicans qualify for the debate stage

Ann Marie AwadGREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12 (UPI) — Only one GOP presidential candidate will be left out of Saturday’s debate — Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, whose poll numbers continue to be too low to participate.