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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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46.

Wondering Wanda    

I am sure that I can speak for myself and other voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia by saying, "Over our dead bodies!" This man would sell his soul to the devil (and probably already has) just to keep his face in the media. Totally disgusting!

875 days ago
47.

Jay Singer    

When it comes to really dangerous wackos, this Tareq takes the cake. He should be prosecuted. Always hoped they would be for jeopardizing the White House as they did for the reality show, "Real Housewives." Salahi's a joke.

875 days ago
48.

Illeana    

If that stupid Kardashian can be mayor, then this other idiot can be governor.

874 days ago
49.

Heather    

Salahis is only doing this because the Governor of VA is coming after him charges. Let's see, Salahis 1) can't run a business, his vineyard failed; 2) can't keep a wife 3) can't run a polo match 4) can't keep a house (in foreclosure) and 5) can't pay his bills. I'm leaving VA if he is elected.

868 days ago
50.

Fantastic Four    

Yikes.

Wonder which Virginia voters out there know Tareq is a devout Muslim and chaired the American Task Force on Palestine before he became a gate crasher?

Some argue that he has been friends with Obama since a 2005 meeting where both partied with the Black Eyed Peas after a concert.

838 days ago
51.

Fantastic Four    

Yikes.

Wonder which Virginia voters out there know Tareq is a devout Muslim and chaired the American Task Force on Palestine before he became a gate crasher?

Some argue that he has been friends with Obama since a 2005 meeting where both partied with the Black Eyed Peas after a concert.

838 days ago
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