(CNN) – Tareq Salahi, a reality star best known for crashing a White House state dinner, is mulling a run for governor in Virginia and believes his time in the spotlight will help sway voters to his side.
"The social media, those people that have associated me with television or reality TV, opens up a whole new audience, and frankly the younger audience is going to be very important in winning this governor's race," Salahi said on CNN's "Starting Point."
Salahi added he would run as a Republican. Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican attorney general of Virginia, and the state's lieutenant governor Bill Boiling, are also campaigning to replace current Gov. Bob McDonnell when his term expires.