(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot after submitting a petition that didn't meet the commonwealth's requirements, the Virginia Republican Party announced Friday.
In an announcement on their Twitter feed, the Virginia GOP wrote, "After verification, RPV has determined that Rick Perry did not submit the required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary."
Perry was one of four candidates who submitted ballot petitions Thursday to the Virginia State Board of Elections. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also submitted petitions.
That left three current candidates, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, without a place on the Virginia ballot.
The state party spent Friday verifying that the submitted petitions met the requirements to appear on the ballot. The Virginia GOP said on their Twitter feed Friday that Romney and Paul had both submitted enough signatures to appear on the ballot.
Virginia requires candidates to submit petitions with 10,000 signatures from registered Virginia voters. Additionally, 400 signatures must come from voters in each of the commonwealth's eleven congressional districts.
Perry's campaign said in a statement they were looking at the decision closely.
"Despite aggressive efforts collecting thousands of Virginia signatures after Governor Perry's mid-August entry into the race, we were notified this evening of apparently falling short of the 10,000 voter signatures needed to qualify," Perry Communications Director Ray Sullivan said in a statement. "We will closely review the facts and law to determine whether an appeal or challenge is warranted."
He continued, "This is an isolated situation and does not impact Governor Perry qualifying for the ballot in every other state. Gov. 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."
Virginia holds its Republican primary on March 6.
This shouldn't surprise anyone except Perry. He's the only one who is stupid enough to believe he could be President.
Don't know what happened to my post; I must have stepped on some toes. Whatever, no one will miss Perry in VA or anywhere else for that matter.
How totally inept......
And the 'Beast' that is the modern-day GOP continues to eat it's young.
This has to be the fault of the liberal media, right?
As Rick Perry and Ron Paul served in military, they are much better qualified to be in charge of military anyway.
On another hand, Mitt "Draft Dodger" Perry is completely unfit to serve as commander and chief.
I guess, we no longer looking for a basic common sense qualifications and just looking for a pretty face.
I am not saying that you have to have a long service record to be in charge of the army, but at least you shouldn't be nun.
woops, wrong again, Mitt Romney became one to avoid draft.
Wow! this is major. It's starting to look like the field is narrowing down fast. And if this is any indication, the battle will ultimately be between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. They seem to be the only ones with the organization to carry them through the whole primary process. I would have thought with all his monetary backing that Perry would have been able to survive for quite a while, but this failure to get on the Virginia ballot does not bode well for his candidacy. Romney seems competent, but it is unclear what his actual principles and values are. Ron Paul on the other hand is consistent and principled with a strong foundation in Libertarian philosophy. Ron Paul is the man for the job,
Ron Paul 2012
It's not like this clown would actually get the nomination...
Ron Paul 2012.
Oh well, Cowboy Fonzie will drop out before Super Tuesday anyway. Thanks for playing Rick.
Isn't he gonna say something immensely stupid or launch some great comic TV ad like "faith" or "strong" soon?
Hmmm if he can't even get this right should he really be running for President of the US?
Send this clown back to texas he is just like Baby Bush. Rich ,Religious Righteous Rightwing, Republican. This was once a party now its a bad joke on the American People...... Charles Bowen Solomon Stone
I think it's pretty clear at this point that Perry wants the limelight but not the job.
Expect Gingrich to screw the Virginia primary up, too.
Had he not taken a mid-campaign Mediterranean cruise and watched his staff quit because of it, maybe he could have gotten his little act together.
Wow, Perry found yet another way to make himself look inept.
I wouldn't have thought that possible.
Wow, this is a big screw up for Perry. Not that I think he will become President anyway.
Not like anyone was going to vote for this clown.
Virginia is a safe bet that they won't select a moron. Now they have a choice between an idiot and a fish.
racist christian taliban denied....... Ron Paul accepted
Its not like he actually has a chance of winning.
carefull CNN , the people will turn from complaining to finding out who the writers are and may resort to violence . the united states economy is no longer just a topic its a real serious issue. News should be something talked about and not biased against , one day CNN and FOX may end up changing the news world and it will not be for the better. i assure you that when the day comes and wrongs will be made right , people of such magnitude will show up knocking on your doors.its one thing to have an opinion , its another to shove it off on to people who do not think the way you do. just because your glass is half full doesnt mean mine isnt half empty.the news world has the power to make a diffrence in this world and if they decide to exploit there opinions to sway directions for personal gain in anyway , then you are no better than hitler himself.
Virginia is a safe bet that they won't select a m0ron. Now they have a choice between an 1diot and a fish.