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Tareq Salahi

Campaigning for Governor

On Barack Obama's Dubs

12/24/2012 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Famed White House Crasher Tareq Salahi wants to capitalize on Barack Obama's good political vibes -- because he rented Obama's former tour bus to use for his very own campaign for Virginia governor.

TMZ has learned ... Tareq sought out the company that rented Barack's bus -- even though he's a Republican -- because he thinks it was "good luck" for the Prez ... and hopes it rubs off on him.

Tareq has already provided the company with an artist's rendering of how the bus should look when it's finished (pictured above) and it contains all the essentials -- a giant face and a cheesy slogan.

The bus costs a grand total of $149,300 to rent from January to April -- and Tareq tells TMZ, he's already put down the $59,300 deposit.

Sounds worth it too -- the bus comes with a full kitchen, three 50" HDTVs, high speed wireless, a full office equipped with printers and copiers , sleeping quarters,  full bath with shower  and various seating areas ... the very same bus Obama used for his 2012 Presidential campaign. 

Now all he has to do is win. Easy ... right?



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News Flash     

Reminds me of the TMZ tour bus when you posted " Giant face and cheesy slogan." lol

671 days ago

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Umm yeah... do we need to draw straws on who will tell him that anyone named "Tareq Salahi" has no practical chance of being elected Governor of Virginia?

Maybe brush up on Sharia Law and run for Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan instead?

671 days ago


He has this creepy vibe about him.

671 days ago


I thought he was broke. Where's the $ coming from and does he even stand a chance of wining? Is he being bank rolled by the Koch bros? The fact that he's using his notoriety as White House party crasher in his campaigning has got to turn some voters off, even dumb VA Republicans might have a problem with that.

671 days ago


Not a very trustworthy name right there. I'll be a mile away from that thing when it rolls through.

671 days ago


Curious how many votes he will get.

670 days ago


When he comes to Roanoke VA, I will take a pic for u guys. Do I get paid if I get inside the bus and snap a pic?

670 days ago


This fool is a sick f*ck.

670 days ago


It can be less expensive if you empty toilets the Dave Matthews Band way.

670 days ago


Isn't this guy's 15 minutes up?

670 days ago


Tareq Salahi has all the indicators of a self-entitled narcissist. He believe he deserves the up most luxury in everything he does. Yet, has done nothing to earn it. He will scheme and lie to trick others in to financing his life-style. This run for governor just might be a means to raise money to pay his personal expenses. He cares not that doing so is entirely ILLEGAL. Many politicians have been caught dipping into their campaign funds. Many have gone to jail for it. While many of those were moments of desperation, this on the other hand is a cynical attempt to raise money for entirely the purpose of supporting his big fat ass.

670 days ago


Ugh. Why does tmz report on this guy? He's a big wanna be nobody. Who cares!

670 days ago

Pompano Ann    

Wow! Between MJ's Driver License and this story; what an exciting day over at TMZ! Happy Christmas; take the rest of day offf these two stories will keep us going for the next 24 hours.

670 days ago

The Maharincess of Franistan    

WHY does TMZ think that any news about this CLOSETED QUEEN is of any interest?

When you print one about him finally being caught in a three-way inside a bathhouse then that will be news more fitting Tareq Salahi.

670 days ago


Technical point here. Obama's 2012 Presidential Bus was a specially made bullet Proof bus ordered by the Secret Service. It is not available for rent. I believe you meant to say Obama's first presidential run bus of 07/08

670 days ago
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