4 GOP candidates fail to make Virginia ballot, judge rules
The names of Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot.
January 13th, 2012
04:05 PM ET

4 GOP candidates fail to make Virginia ballot, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled against four GOP presidential candidates seeking a spot on Virginia's March 6 primary ballot: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Those four had sued the state's board of elections because they were left off Virginia's ballot.

Virginia requires candidates to obtain 10,000 signatures from registered voters in the state, with at least 400 signatures coming from each of the commonwealth's 11 congressional districts.

Huntsman and Santorum did not file such a petition with the Virginia State Board of Elections. Gingrich and Perry filed petitions that were later rejected by the Republican Party of Virginia for not meeting requirements.

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  1. leeintulsa

    @banasy: Sounds like something a campaign manager should be on top of.. Does Newt have one of those?

    I know if I ran, with the states each having their own requirements and regulations, *someone* would have to manage that stuff for me, 'cuz i'd be busy trying to looking pretty and stay out of trouble..

    Or maybe they just couldn't get that many people in that many places to give a sh!t..

    January 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©


    I'm more inclined to go with the second part of your post. The or maybe part.

    January 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bigwilliestyles

    @leeintulsa: spot onz. Lol

    January 14, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |

    why are they trying anyways, obama is going to win..

    January 14, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bart Simpson

      Got it. Can't win, don't try. That takes the pressure right off.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
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