Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot after submitting a petition that didn't meet requirements, the Virginia Republican Party announced.
The Virginia GOP wrote on its Twitter feed: "Rick Perry did not submit the required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also submitted petitions to the Virginia State Board of Elections.
The state party spent Friday verifying that the submitted petitions met the requirements to appear on the March 6 ballot. The Virginia GOP said on their Twitter feed Friday that Romney and Paul had both submitted enough signatures. This leaves only Gingrich's status uncertain.
The Virginia GOP said Thursday that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum did not submit petitions. Virgi nia's ballot requirements are more stringent than other states.
This sounds kind of fishy, but I am sure Governor Rick Perry will let us know the truth of the matter.
We shall see.
The GOP and establishment is doing everything in their power to get Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich and even Ron Paul it sounds like..
We shall see..Blessings Donna
It is not Perry to explin it ,, if the standard was not met on his forms, them they just simply the his front offices mistake and they should do the explaining... to Perry and the voters. lats face it . this is running for goverment 101.
Merry Christmas Donna
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