(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.
For real. Who's financing their campaign? Bernie Madoff and Vivid Video.. They can join the Newt Gingrich Team.
He's just as qualifies as anyone else in the GOBP cult; which is to say, not at all.
Cooch and Salahi will not be governor. Cooch is way too extreme and Salahi is a party crasher. No more republican governors. I miss the days of Gov. Warner.
Oh, please. He's just trying to film another reality show. I hope the VA GOP finds some technicality to keep him off the ballots. We already have enough Republican turning our politics into a reality based sitcom. We don't need any more of it.
It proves the guy is a publicity seeking j erk. They make fools of themselves by crashing the White House..His wife makes a fool out of herself on reality TV and them makes a foo out him by running off with a old rocker. Give me a break. Anyone who would donate to this guys campaign is a well you know.
HAHAHA is this guy serious? Why even bother reporting something this ridiculous...
Both you, Tareq, and your wife are NOT governor material. When you paraded on that carpet and "illegally" entered an event that you were NOT invited to and "jeopardized" the safety of our President and Vice President, that told a story about what you truly represent. You will NOT be governor of Virginia and your WIFE will never be First Lady.............PERIOD!!
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What's one more GOP head case more or less?
So have these clowns have replaced the Palins as the popular non-story of publicity hounds behaving badly?
Don't stop believing. Hold on to that dream.
Well, Salahi is arrogant, self-centered, and completely unqualified for the job. He sounds like most Republicans out there...
This guy is a joke, on Tuesday the Attorney General decided to sue for alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act involving Salahi’s wine tour business, so now he wants to run against him for Governor? COME ON MAN!!!!!
Some are famous because they do things. Some are famous just for being famous (Kardashians). The Salahis are famous just for pretending to be famous. Maybe I could become famous for pretending to be Salahi.