Salahi Running for Virginia Gov

White House gatecrasher thinks Virginia is for nutters

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2012 1:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Get excited, Virginia residents: White House gatecrasher and former Real Housewives of DC hubby Tareq Salahi is running for governor of your state! Salahi formally announced his candidacy in the most appropriate political medium possible, ie, TMZ. "I am troubled to see how our current political figureheads continue to waste taxpayer dollars," he explains. "I’m a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low, and if I do win, everyone is invited to crash the inauguration!"

Salahi, of course, lost his Real Housewife and fellow gatecrasher Michaele when she ran off with the guitarist from Journey. Apparently that was no publicity stunt, seeing as it's seven months later and she's still not back—and though Salahi's candidacy may indeed be one, he has nevertheless filed a notarized declaration of candidacy form, on which he is listed as a Republican. But, notes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Virginia state board of elections can't actually accept the form until next year.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009  file photo, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, arrive at a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 file photo, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, arrive at a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
Tareq Salahi and  Michaele Salahi attend the Bud Light Hotel Playboy Party with performances by Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Flo Rida on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi attend the Bud Light Hotel Playboy Party with performances by Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Flo Rida on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.   (Getty Images)
Tareq Salahi and  Michaele Salahi attend the Bud Light Hotel Playboy Party with performances by Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Flo Rida on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi attend the Bud Light Hotel Playboy Party with performances by Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Flo Rida on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.   (Getty Images)
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