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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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31.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

@JDUB - or maybe the only thing that voters have ever known the name "Tareq Salahi" for is being an attention whore who came to momentary fame for crashing high profile events, turning that short lived notoriety into a short live reality tv "career", and for having his wife run off like a groupie slut on tour with a guitarist for geriatric rock bank. Oh, and also as someone who has never had any experience in executive leadership other then running a failed family business, never mind leadership experience in government.

But yeah, maybe i am 'misunderestimating' VA voters. Perhaps they will seriously consider electing an f-list-celebrity-wannabe-fame-whore-with-no-leadership-experience to the rarefied position of power that is the Governorship of Virginia. Or NOT.

606 days ago
32.

NOT ELMO    

Last person to become a GOVERNOR in Virginia had to get close to 1.2 MILLION VOTES, NOT that easy, That Horrendous Piece Of Trash "Tareq SaIahi" should try to become a GOVERNOR in another State where it is much easier like for example ALASKA where you only need 151,000 VOTES to become their GOVERNOR................... http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/ .............HILLARY With KERRY For 2016 Presidential Elections :)

606 days ago
33.

VICKI    

THIS CRAZY CONTROL FREAK LYING DOUCHE BAG THINKS HE COULD WIN A CAMPAIGN? BASED ON WHAT QUALIFICATIONS? A MAKRUPT WINERY? hMM POLITICIANS GETTING REALLY DESPERATE.

606 days ago
34.

HillbillyHell    

Dude is totally delusional.

605 days ago
35.

Paris    

Mr and Mrs Half-Wit will be destroyed by the press before the bus pulls out of the lot.

605 days ago
36.

scandal@ungibungi.com    

He will be a great politician, because he's already a douche bag!

605 days ago
37.

Caddtsrx3    

This is a broke ass white boy where is the $$$ coming from

605 days ago
38.

MisterK    

Hi guys, in reading the article on Salahi I remembered that the busses used by President Obama were custom made and owned by the US Govt. is Mr. Salahi making this up? Here is an ABC post on the subject.:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/secret-service-bus-rolls-president-obama-midwest-rural/story?id=14317203

Enjoy the Holidays!

605 days ago
39.

MisterK    

Hi guys, in reading the article on Salahi I remembered that the busses used by President Obama were custom made and owned by the US Govt. is Mr. Salahi making this up? I don't think the Secret Service is a rental company. Here is an ABC post on the subject.:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/secret-service-bus-rolls-president-obama-midwest-rural/story?id=14317203
Enjoy the Holidays!

605 days ago
40.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

Do a little bit of a background check on this dude. He is connected to quite a bunch of nefarious individuals. I don't know of ANY Republican in Virginia that will vote for this clown.

605 days ago
41.

Somthinsfishy    

How can he rent the bus when it belongs to the Secret Service??? He is such a liar.

604 days ago
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