Posted: July 13, 2007 4:49 PM
Gilmore Campaign on Hold After Eye Surgery
Former Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Gilmore underwent emergency surgery on June 29 to repair a partially detached retina in his right eye, putting his presidential campaign on hold while he recovers.
Gilmore’s doctor said the surgery was successful, but ordered the candidate to restrict his travels for an indefinite period of time, according to a campaign news release.
Gilmore spokesman Dick Leggitt said the campaign cancelled its scheduled events for at least the next seven days. “He is very anxious to get back to campaigning, but for the moment that is not possible,” Leggitt said.