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Tareq Salahi

I'm Running for GOVERNOR

4/25/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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This s***bag will do ANYTHING to stay in the spotlight! I grew up in Northern Virginia, and I KNOW Virginians would NEVER elect this idiot! They wouldn't even elect him to pick-up dog crap, let alone governor!!! Plus, once the Atty. Gen.'s done with him, he will a convicted felon!

875 days ago


This toilet bug belongs to some anti-Jewish, pro-Palestinian group. Disgusting pig!

875 days ago


TMZ your last line in the article said it best !

875 days ago


I live and vote in Virginia; trust me this guy couldn't get elected to any office anywhere in this state. There has to be some publicity angle he's trying to play. Another try at a reality show? Most likely. But who really cares.

875 days ago


Heck... Why not!! After all, Al Franken "won"

875 days ago


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875 days ago

Cindy of keeping regulations low? like when they were "low" and Wall Street was able to bankrupt the world into Recession??? that kind of "low"....?

875 days ago


GREAT.................people from the Middle East taking over America!!!!!!!!! Talking about a decline in the American way of life......if Americans have any inkling of someone from the Middle East was trying to run for office (esp. Govenor), trust me, it would be another civil war. He could run for office of Iran, Bahgdad, Syria, Jordan, Egypt....but not way Jose. The day that happens is the day WE have lost the America that we love.

875 days ago


Is anyone really taking this seriously? His ex-wife is probably laughing her head off at this! Can he make himself look any more idiotic!

875 days ago


OMG We all just got PUNK'D!

875 days ago


If for no other reason, doesn't he at least realize Republicans would never vote for someone with a name like Tareq Salahi?

875 days ago


Someone should watch over any campaign contributions to make sure they are used as the law allows. If anyone is STUPID ENOUGH TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION. I assume that is what he is looking for - contributions- from whom, I have no f-ing clue. Hey, the clueless, that's who.

875 days ago


What a media whore!!! Of course, there is no accounting for taste; I'm sure some loon somewhere will support him.

874 days ago

Jose VARGAS    

what is going on "global warming" is heating VA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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