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Posted on 12/24/2011 2:16:38 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
RICHMOND, Va. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the ballot.
The Republican Party of Virginia announced late Friday and early Saturday that Gingrich and Perry fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot. Romney and Paul met that threshold.
State GOP spokesman Garren Shipley said volunteers spent Friday validating petitions that the four candidates submitted by the Thursday 5 p.m. deadline to the State Board of Elections.
..."We will closely review the facts and law to determine whether an appeal or challenge is warranted," the statement added. "Governor Perry has the utmost respect for the strong place Virginia holds in our nation's economic and military strength and in American history. He will continue to work hard to build strong support in Virginia and earn the trust of conservative-minded voters there."....
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Does not speak well for their preparedness or persistence.
Victory in the Virginia primary now means practically nothing. What a shame.
Va is heartless.
To bad they got Newt, Bachmann, Santorom, Huntsman, Cain AND PERRY.
Oh, well... we have Ron Paul...
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline and will not be on the primary ballot.
The candidates who submitted the required signatures must clear another hurdle. The Republican Party of Virginia has until Tuesday to certify which candidates qualify."....
What a joke. So it’s set up so it’s the raving lunatic old man or the talking suit?
Aren’t there any dead people in Virginia?
So I guess that I can stay home that day??
Ha! Good one.
It appears that having run before has helped Romney and Paul -- though Gingrich was announced earliest and lives in McLean, VA.
2011 Official announcements for 2012 GOP Presidential Primary:
May 9 -- Speaker Newt Gingrich
May 13 -- Rep. Ron Paul (3rd presidential campaign 2008-2012 and 1988 Libertarian)
May 21 -- CEO Herman Cain (withdrew bid December 3rd)
June 3 -- Gov. Mitt Romney (2nd presidential campaign -2008-2012 continuous effort)
June 6 -- Rep. Rick Santorum
June 13 -- Rep. Michele Bachmann
June 21 -- Gov. Jon Huntsman
August 13 -- Gov. Rick Perry
October 5 -- Gov. Sarah Palin announces not running
PO Newt! Stuffed in the heartland!
And Obama laughs silently
Odd bit of news isn’t it?
Do you suppose people may wake up to this sham? and see that Perry is a serious threat to the status quo?
What is fact and fiction here? I’m like hearing that he is going to be in the primary, and then that he isn’t. What is true?
That is a true and serious consideration for the ruling class. Perry wants to go where they live and rip up the regulations, litigation, agencies and send them packing for home 6 months out of the year. You can't expect that to go down well.
Correction for Post # 9
Sen. Rick Santorum.
But apparently doesn’t care enough to actually get on the ballot.
This is amateurish. Thank goodness Cain’s not in the race anymore or we might have had to vote for an actual conservative who was prepared.
Perry and Gingrich filed signature petitions but upon review, their petitions failed to meet VA Republican Party's approval.
Apparently, Santorum, Huntsman and Bachmann never tried to get the required 10,000 signatures (with 400 needed from each of Va's 11 congressional districts).
Romney, Paul and Obama all are "legit" to run. Since no one is challenging Obama on the Dem ticket, there will be no Democratic Party Primary in VA.
In many states all you need to do is file and write a check.
Go fly a kite.
I think if Newt wins SC, it’s over any way.
The man makes sense to me. He has a clear consise plan on everything. He’s not afraid to campaign in every community in the country, before the NAACP etc etc, something none of the other candidates boast will do.
He is not afraid of his own party. Hes not afraid of the Ann Coulters, Mark Steyn and other misguided amongst us who are stuck on stupid in the past.
Newt’s moment is now...Any way who listens to him for five minutes knows this...
Man, we warned you.
Chicago, thug style tactics.
Maybe you should have stood up for Cain. Now the alligator eats you. :)
So you are for Mitt or Paul?
I’m a Honkey for Herman!
Man, so much for this ‘frontrunner’. Maybe he should spare a few bucks to get on the ballot...
If they are the only ones on the ballot, then I guess those are my choices, eh? :)
Umm.. Herman is yesterdays papers, and never had a record of service.
FWIW, the requirements in Virginia are unreasonable, imho, and should be challenged.
That’s the Va ballot.
Its big news, but is it really news?
At least Cain knows where to prioritize his spending.
1. “Get on the ballot”
Narrows the field some.
If you can’t run in your own home state, that speaks volumes.
IMHO the big news here is that Gingrich burned.
The invincible Newtenizer!
Bachman,Santorum. Huntsman are non starts..
Heck we all know Perry can’t win /s
Umm... Herb aint even in the running.
Well sure. He’s not on the ballot in VA either.
I think you automatically lose ‘frontrunner status’, when you aren’t on the ballot in your homestate.
I’m pretty sure there’s a rule somewhere.
Good for Paul IMHO. I thought the big deal with Newt was that he was supposed to have the organization to pull this off?
I bet Cain would have gotten on the ballot easily.
Ron Paul is a nut.
So now it is a record of service and not just a record?
Lets all just get a grip here. Nothing keeps an organized write-in from occurring. But to your point of a record of service, that puts you right in the crosshairs of the career politician only has the creds to be elected. Is that not what has gotten us to where we find ourselves now?
Look at the awful way they are now defunding Social Security with this stupid payroll tax holiday gimmick that will eventually send those funds to the General Fund and scrap SS altogether replaced with another welfare system.
Geez! Record of service my arsche! With exception to a small group, vote them all out, mine included. No lawyers and no politicians.
If Gingrich cannot get a retroactive rule change - maybe opening the window again to allow more time to get signatures - then the Gingrich campaign in VA will have to encourage supporters to vote for Ron Paul (who cannot win), just to deprive Romney of delegates.
Just not prepared to find Libya on the map.
That is my question? What’s up. Yesterday I was reading that Newt qualified, now he doesn’t.
This is MSNBC so I don’t know what to believe.
If this is true, the people in Va. might as well stay home.
Well, chortle in your glee. Fine form that. You sound like a good fit for the Paul campaign.
I am a Gov. Perry supporter.
Who do you support?
It's also an AP story using information from the Virginia Republican Party.
Buckwheat has had his apponents removed from the ballot many times. What’s so different here? I the’re not on the ballot, why not WRITE them in?
As I read this it appears it is up to the Republican party whether or not to accept signatures.
How do we know this was done in a proper manner?
Or did the RINO pick who they wanted on the ballot.
Something appears fishy. Yesterday Newt had the signatures,today the party doesn’t accept the signatures.
I smell RINO’s.
Cain is intelligent, and fine businessman, but he didn’t take his own campaign seriously, and he never planned on winning. He did not familiarize himself with basic domestic & foreign policy issues.
(There I said it - as Levin likes to say. Cue the thread war.)
Whoops you’re a Perry supporter - my mistake. Got you confused with another poster.
All I know is that yesterday both Gingrich and Perry submitted over 11,000 signatures for review. News is that many of Gingrich’s petitions did not have addresses (I do not know this for a fact) and until there is more information, that Perry’s didn’t meet their criteria in some way.
Sounds like it’s true, and another clear indication at what is really going on here.
We have a dangerous candidate in Mitt Romney. Newt is the man of the hour and the moment.
Everyone who is undecided needs to listen to this speech. Then choose.
2. “Women he isnt married to”
Newt Gingrich has been consulting and speaking a lot since leaving office Jan 3, 1999 under a cloud.
Gov. Perry is the long term executive of "business and jobs haven" Texas. Need I say more?