December 24th, 2011
04:14 AM ET

Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning.

Gingrich, as well as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, did not meet the state's requirement of 10,000 signatures and, therefore, did not qualify for the ballot, the Virginia GOP said via Twitter.

The state GOP announced Perry's failure to qualify late Friday.

The state party spent Friday verifying that the submitted petitions met the requirements to appear on the ballot. The Virginia GOP said on its Twitter page Friday that Romney and Paul had both submitted enough signatures to appear on the ballot.

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Filed under: Elections • Politics • U.S. • Virginia
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Santacat Claws

    Since that's the best they have to offer, god help us all if one of them becomes POTUS.

    December 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol @ bobcat YOU KNOW THAT AINT HAPPENIN! and roflmao @ bigwillie YOU ROCK DUDE! Merry Christmas to you both, and may GOD BLESS you and yours!

    December 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bigwilliestyles

    Right back atcha Chrissy. The same sentiment to you and yours.

    December 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Santacat Claws

    Well, chrissy and all my friends. It's time for the catman to head for his little cat house.
    Merry Christmas eveyone.

    December 24, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rudolph

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We had to make a "pit stop". Santa had a bit too much egg nog before flight.
    So I thought I'd get on line to wish everyone happy holidays.
    Weather is great and we should have no problems in flight tonight.

    Ho Ho Ho from Santa.
    Welp he"s back on the sleigh and ready to fly.
    TTYL and to all a good night.

    December 25, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ancient Texan

    The primary with only two out of all the candidates in the race on the ballot isn't much of a primary. Weird.

    December 25, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Terry G

    Cheers for Old Virginia!

    December 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Santa


    December 26, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
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