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Tareq Salahi

I'm Running for GOVERNOR

4/25/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Just 7 months after his life completely fell apart, former "Real Housewives of DC" star Tareq Salahi has decided to take the only logical next step -- run for Governor of Virginia.

Salahi -- whose estranged wife left him back in September to bang the guitarist from Journey -- tells TMZ, he wants to formally announce his candidacy for VA Governor in the upcoming election.

Salahi says he wants to use his extensive life experience as a vineyard owner and reality TV famewhore to change how things are run in his home state.

Salahi tells us, "I am troubled to see how our current political figureheads continue to waste tax payer dollars! I’m a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low, and if I do win, everyone is invited to crash the inauguration!”

If he does win ... everyone is also invited to watch pigs fly.

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Cartman    

Porn stars and other movie stars run for governor in Cali.. why not this douche?

828 days ago
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dpmad    

I like cheese and this is cheesy.

828 days ago
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Jordan    

Don't stop Believing!

828 days ago
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samuel bronkowitz    

Come to our Facebook page: Tareq Salahi for Virginia Governor. Find out about all his scandals that will help make him a perfect politician.
https://www.facebook.com/SalahiConVA

828 days ago
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Jackie    

OMG!!!...MORE FREAKS TRYING TO RUIN AMERICA. ENOUGH PLEASE!!!

828 days ago
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dskowulf    

This guys a fool. An idiot. Got played by his wife. I would of killed her

828 days ago
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Bridget    

I looked this up and found out why those are his platforms. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM YOU WONT BE TO SURPRISED THOUGH.


He is being sued by the attorney general of Virginia. For among other things ALLEGEDLY cheating customers who bought tours at his vinard. And also ALLEGEDLY claiming that ligitamate companies were partners in his business when they were not.


AND....WAIT FOR IT... the charity "JOURNEY (lol) for the Cure" claimed to people 100% was going to help. But in accuality only 33% in 2007 and 1% in 2008 actually went to help, ALLEGEDLY.

My guess is he wants to run so he can get rid of the attorney general and have as little regulations on business or charitys as possible.

828 days ago
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bagladey    

Well, let's just see if the people of Virginia are going to elect a broke conman, who ran his family business into the ground, to manage their business and their money.

828 days ago
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SaraBellum    

lol This guys is a complete idiot.

828 days ago
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Bridget    

Love My Fans, doubt it, he is running as a republican.

828 days ago
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cms    

Not that it matters but he's also being sued.

http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/attorney_general_sues_tareq_salahi_and_wine_tour42512/

828 days ago
12.

LittleBIt    

Why dont you start with running for city council or something local first, dude. You have absolutely no experience in ANY political office and have no business being a Governor! Save your money and go get a hobby. You seem to be a bit of a nut and people have enough trouble with government now adays let alone electing some pissed off man whos wife left him and who cant seem to stay out of the news. Not gonna happen, dude. Just go away.

828 days ago
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Johnnyeyez    

Your an idiot and a waste of space. Why do cameras fixate on these morons?

828 days ago
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Delaware D    

And the Tea Party has officially jumped the shark!

828 days ago
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Pat    

Yeah, that's gonna happen.

828 days ago
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