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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:22 PM

The third-party candidate who could derail Mitt Romney

The third-party candidate who could derail Mitt Romney

By Scott Bomboy

Virgil Goode represented Virginia's 5th District from 1997 until 2009.

A virtually unknown presidential candidate from Virginia could derail Mitt Romney's bid for president. But how rare is it for a third-party candidate to influence a race for president?

Currently, Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party's nominee, has about 9 percent of Virginia's projected vote in the upcoming November election, according to polling data.

With Mitt Romney needing Virginia - especially if President Barack Obama can take Ohio or Florida - Goode could become the little-known spoiler in the national election.

The former congressman has a strong enough following in rural Virginia to take votes away from Romney, and Goode has no plans to end his low-budget campaign.

Speaking with a TV station in Lynchburg, Goode said he wanted to take votes away from both candidates.


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rfranklin Aug 2012 #1

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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

1. Go Virgil!


Not many Obama voters will be seduced by his siren song.

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