Libertarian presidential candidate Governor Gary Johnson believes in fiscal conservatism and social tolerance.
(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.
This leaves Gingrich as the one GOP candidate whose position on the Virginia ballot is still in question.
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.
Virginia holds its Republican primary on March 6.
Ron Paul, as we know it, was the only one speaking for individual liberty. The only one talking about fair commerce for all, that inspires and encourages competition. We should be superior — not because of our military power — but because what we stand for, and what we…