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Tareq Salahi

Campaigning for Governor

On Barack Obama's Dubs

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

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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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16.

nof    

Amazing -


How far that Journey-money can take you.


Tareq's now forwarding all of his bills.


- to Neal.

579 days ago
17.

Gretel    

That gives a whole new meaning to the word DELUSIONAL.

579 days ago
18.

Jim    

Interesting story, however, according to ABC News, the SECRET SERVICE owns TWO of these buses, which are armored to protect the POTUS. These were the buses used in POTUS' campaign, and I seriously doubt they would rent them out to Salahi.

579 days ago
19.

Truth    

SAY SALAHI FAST 10X SOUNDS LIKE SALAMI... DUDE'S MUGSHOT IS LIKE THOSE 5 AND DIME $10 TOUR BUSES HEADING FOR THOSE CHEAP ASS CASINO'S ON THOSE NATIVE INDIAN RESERVES. JUST SAYIN... #TRUTH!!

579 days ago
20.

KicksandGiggles    

He forgets his 15 minutes of fame was based on negative publicity. I live in VA and I will personally campaign against this clown no matter if Sponge Bob Square Pants is his opponent.

579 days ago
21.

nof    

Wonder how many times -


Tareq'll come here today.


And to see -


How many comments he's accrued.

579 days ago
22.

nof    

Tareq's here more than Dina Lohan.


Who Harvey's considering -


For an associate producer's credit.

579 days ago
23.

1spurling    

There is no way this was the bus used in the 2012 campaign...my husband works for the WH and says that Secret Service owns these buses. They don't rent out the buses. Plus, if they did, they're pretty stupid to rent it to this Salahi idiot!!!

579 days ago
24.

nof    

Michelle figures if she stays w/Neal long enough.


She'll eventually meet Steve Perry.

579 days ago
25.

Mikey    

And your ex wife who you cried over is still fvcking someone else who has more money than you.

579 days ago
26.

nof    

This thread's averaging 4-5 comments per hour.


That's like, tops?


A comment every fifteen minutes.


Based on this fact alone -


Is this someone who NEEDS to run for office?

579 days ago
27.

Riidonkulous    

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

579 days ago
28.

Sapphiegirl    

LOSER! ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR HIM GETS THE CRAPPY LEADERSHIP ONLY A MAN WHO KEEPS BANKRUPTING ALL OF HIS BUSINESSES GAN GIVE.

578 days ago
29.

BC    

it wasnt good luck that got Obozo elected. It was cheating.

578 days ago
30.

Sandi    

With out the crazed groupie wife, he may just have a good chance to help the people in his state. That would show her if his job is to work every day at the White House, when she kinda pushed everyone into getting her way into the White House. She will be so mad. She might even try to get back with Tareq. Hope he wins!

578 days ago
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