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Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum not on Va. primary ballot
timesdispatch.com ^ | 12/22/2011 | ANDREW CAIN

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:55 PM PST by TBBT

Four Republican presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- submitted paper work in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary ballot.

No other GOP contender will be on the Virginia ballot. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by today's 5 p.m. deadline.

Those who submitted the required signatures must clear another hurdle. The Republican Party of Virginia has until Tuesday to certify which candidates qualify.

Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate to file his petitions. His Virginia campaign chairman, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, delivered them on Tuesday. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign filed earlier this month.

The State Board of Elections will turn over the petitions to the respective political parties for validating. Republican will begin the process Friday morning and have sought volunteers to help with the process.

Candidates must submit the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters, with 400 from each of the 11 Congressional districts.

Romney submitted 16,026 signatures; Paul 14,361; Perry 11,911 and Gingrich 11,050.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bachmann; gingrich; huntsman; iowa; michelebachmann; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; santorum; va2012; virginia
Not good news for the second tier candidate fans who are hoping that their pick will be able to beat Romney. Even with a good showing in Iowa, the probability of that is about 0.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:59 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

This stinks :-(


2 posted on 12/22/2011 3:00:03 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: TBBT

Not good news for ROMNEY, either.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 3:01:34 PM PST by TitansAFC (I will never, EVER, under any circumstance, EVER support Ron Paul over ANYBODY.)
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To: TBBT

Sorry, but if they can’t be bothered or trusted enough to submit their paperwork on time they certainly can’t be trusted to POTUS.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 3:02:45 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TBBT
Not good news for the second tier candidate fans who are hoping that their pick will be able to beat Romney.

We need to start calling him "minnie 0bama" to distance him from the stigma of being of the Moron persuasion that the name Romney has brought him.

Then we can have a second tier 0bama as POTUS if 0bama loses.

5 posted on 12/22/2011 3:03:37 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TBBT

There is a strong possibility these 3 wont get past New Hampshire.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 3:06:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

On the plus side, this should be good for Gingrich or Perry.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 3:06:28 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: bgill

They may not have been able to get 10,000 signatures.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 3:07:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TBBT

So basically the field is dowm to 4? Isnt this pretty much the end of the road for them?


9 posted on 12/22/2011 3:18:09 PM PST by vmivol00
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To: bgill
Sorry, but if they can’t be bothered or trusted enough to submit their paperwork on time they certainly can’t be trusted to POTUS.

So we should all rally around only the people who have large war chests and can afford to pay people to collect signatures for POTUS?

10 posted on 12/22/2011 3:18:41 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

We should rally around the candidates who can get the job done on time and correctly.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 3:23:01 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

“Sorry, but if they can’t be bothered or trusted enough to submit their paperwork on time they certainly can’t be trusted to POTUS.”

While I support Santorum and Bachmann, I agree with this. Failure to submit paperwork on time shows disinterest in actually winning or just bad management in general. Since there’s no way to win if you don’t even compete, I’ll go with the idea that these people are running to get a VP slot or cabinet position rather than to actually win the presidency.

I guess that means I’ll be putting my hopes in a strong Perry showing in the upcoming primaries. Hopefully I’ll have more to pick from than Gingrich or Romney by the time the Colorado’s turn comes around.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 3:23:22 PM PST by COgamer
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To: bgill

I guess that rules Newt out as well since he failed to get on the ballot in Missour, and would have failed getting on the ballot in Ohio had OH not moved it’s primary to June.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 3:28:38 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: bgill

“Sorry, but if they can’t be bothered or trusted enough to submit their paperwork on time they certainly can’t be trusted to POTUS.”

Nope.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 3:29:59 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: TBBT

As a practical matter, all 3 will probably have withdrawn before the VA primary. That frees up Mark Levin, doesn’t it, unless he wants to write in Santorum or Bachmann.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 3:33:25 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: bgill
We should rally around the candidates who can get the job done on time and correctly.

I support Bachmann, but you make a VERY good point here.

16 posted on 12/22/2011 4:00:31 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: parksstp

Newt did make the original deadline for the Ohio ballot. That deadline gets pushed up once the law about the changed date goes into effect, but he made the original deadline.

Newt did not sign on for the “non-binding” Missouri primary. AFAIK he will participate in the “binding” caucus vote which comes later.

http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-republican-primary-schedule/

“Missouri will hold a primary on February 7th, 2012, which will not count for delegates toward the 2012 GOP convention. The Missouri Republican Party will hold a caucus on March 17th, 2012, which will determine the delegates sent to the 2012 GOP convention”


17 posted on 12/22/2011 4:31:54 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: TBBT

If one candidate does not get a majority of delegates by end of the primaries, would it be possible for two of the candidates to “combine” their delegates to get over 50% and then join up as President and Vice-President?

It looks like we will have 11 primaries with propotional allocation but then starting on Tuesday, March 6th they become winner-take-all including Virginia. So it’ll be less likely at that point for a 3-way race to remain, but a 2-way is possible.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 4:35:50 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: TBBT

It’s very difficult and expensive to get 10,000 qualified signatures on a petition.

I had hoped that Rick Santorum would be on the ballot here in Virginia. Oh well.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 4:38:55 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: TBBT

I wonder how the heck that happened?


20 posted on 12/22/2011 4:50:16 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: COgamer
I am a Perry supporter but I have friends and relatives all over the place. In practical terms, does this mean a vote for anyone other than the four that made the VA ballot is probably a wasted vote?

That is important to know. If this is true, then Perry could probably benefit from others knowing this before the caucus.

21 posted on 12/22/2011 5:27:38 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: bgill
Sorry, but if they can’t be bothered or trusted enough to submit their paperwork on time they certainly can’t be trusted to POTUS.

I'll refrain from using a lot of short words and typing real loud in response to your post, but their not being on the ballot has little to do with not being bothered or not being trustworthy. It has much to do with not having enough funds and not being able to get enough signatures. Apparently Santorum was close to making the cutoff, but fell short. Here is a post from his Facebook page:

TEAM SANTORUM: Tomorrow is the deadline for ballot qualification in Virginia and we are close to reaching the 10,000 signatures needed. We are making one final push and need your help. If you are able to help get some signatures collected in the next 18 hours, please email: shelley@ricksantorum.com.

He has done very well for running on a shoestring budget. It has nothing to do with not being bothered or trusted.
22 posted on 12/22/2011 6:12:20 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: TBBT

perry and paul are now just in it to protect romeny.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 6:18:24 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: JediJones

Virginia is not winner-take-all.

Essentially you have 11 races for each Congressional District and a percentage of the delegation will be elected “At Large”.

Each Congressional District will award 3 delegates to the candidate winning the race.

17 will be elected “At Large”. If a candidates gets more than 50% of the statewide vote, they get all of them. If it’s a plurality situation, they will be split.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 10:02:36 PM PST by Credo
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Gee whiz, thanks so much for typing such short words but your loudness factor was a major fail. For future reference, you might consider using the key labeled, “Caps Lock” for that. Guess you also failed to see others agreed with me.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 8:07:25 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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