Remember Jim Gilmore, the Republican presidential candidate who isn’t registering above 1 percent in the polls? He’s now verified on Twitter.
Verification bestows that little blue check mark next to your Twitter handle, telling followers you are who you say you are. It’s not available to the general public, but surely a former governor and declared presidential contender would be eligible, right? After all, even Mark Everson’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination was verified.
Gilmore said Twitter hadn’t given him a good reason why he hasn’t earned the privilege:
.@bennyjohnson Ask @twitter. Their policy, if they have one, is not transparent. Requests for assistance have gone unanswered.— Jim Gilmore (@gov_gilmore) October 28, 2015
At the same time, though, he wanted his 1,935 followers to know: He’s still in the race, okay?
@STL_Blonde YES, I'm still in the race!— Jim Gilmore (@gov_gilmore) October 28, 2015
We asked Twitter what the deal was. A little more than a day later, Gilmore earned the verification. Happy Friday, everybody.