Fire Fighters Hear from Eleven Presidential Hopefuls
IAFF 2008 Presidential Forum -- March 14, 2007   ...Next >
March 14, 2007--Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA) was an unknown figure to many attendees at the IAFF 2008 Presidential Forum.  
Speech notes.  "I'm no stranger to union families; I'm of a union family," Gilmore said.  Gilmore devoted the opening part of his speech to going through some biographical highlights.  He talked about his work on the National Commission on Homeland Security, being governor during the 9/11 attacks, and the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness (NCORP) .  "When I'm president, the radios are going to work," Gilmore said to applause.  Gilmore  addressed some key issues facing the country, singling out security and freedom.  He touched on two IAFF priorities: indexing the Alternative Minimum Tax and funding for SAFER.  He spoke for a bit less than 15 1/2 minutes.  

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)
Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA)
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE)
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