Gingrich fails to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia
December 24th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich fails to qualify for GOP primary ballot in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning, leaving the longtime Virginia resident without a place on the state's ballot and raising questions about his campaign's organization.

Gingrich, as well as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, did not meet the state's requirement of 10,000 signatures and, therefore, did not qualify for the ballot, the Virginia GOP said via Twitter.


Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Virginia
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Indy

    Yet they all tell us that they can run the whole country ! The Union of Carnival Barkers need some re organization, maybe Mitts can be hired and send them overseas.

    December 24, 2011 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  2. diridi

    none of GOP idiots should be.....o.k,

    December 24, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  3. Republican who supports President Obama

    Is this a joke? It is comical. I think it is time for these folks to stop worrying about the 10k debates and look at the reason why they are not on the ballot.

    December 24, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  4. GonzoinHouston

    Things like this happen when the candidate tries to be his own chief adviser. Guess he wasn't quite as smart as he thought he was.

    December 24, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  5. WiredweirdinSF

    That is a shame, Newt needs to find a corrupt union boss (they all are, so it won't be hard) to forge signatures for him like Obama did in St. Joseph County, Indiana in 2008. You won't find any coverage of that story on CNN or any of the other liberally biased main stream media, but it happend and if you do your research you will find it.

    December 24, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How can anyone go up against the Kochs and Rove's chosen candidate, "W" Mittens?

    December 24, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  7. GI Joe

    The first two words would have been enough -


    December 24, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It looks like Cootchy Cuccinilli has chosen the man of many Mittens. That is what a Koch lap dog should do.

    December 24, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Now we see what lack of money does to the election process. It makes it totally about who is wealthy enough to hire a lot of people to do a lot of leg work.

    Makes you question the entire "democratic process".

    December 24, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Oops! Northern Virginia and even Richmond didn't work out for you. Double Oops!

    December 24, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Logic in LA

    Niether is qualified to be President, so this is perfect!

    December 24, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |