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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 03:54 AM
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GOP: Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for Virginia primary
Source: MSNBC

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. <snip>

Failure to compete in Virginia, which is among the "Super Tuesday" primaries, would deal a huge blow to any contender who had not locked up the nomination by then.


Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45782410/ns/politics-decisi...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 05:36 AM
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1. Well, good.
Hopefully that will eliminate any possibility that Gingrich might somehow, through some unforeseeable set of circumstances, win the presidency.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 08:53 AM
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2. The rnc want romney, and so does wall street. They believe he stands the best chance to win against
the president with the independents




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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 09:25 AM
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3. Romney's a freak too.
Terrible.
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