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Salahi Ready to 'Crash the Vote'

Reality show star and alleged White House crasher launches gubernatorial campaign website.

Tareq Salahi, the former cast member of The Real Housewives of DC who earned star status when he and then-wife Michaele allegedly crashed a White House state dinner, launched a "Crash the Vote" website Tuesday for his bid for the Virginia governor's mansion.

Salahi announced in October he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013.

Salahi is not seen as a serious threat, but he is the only contender to go against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli since Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced last week he would not seek the GOP nomination.

Salahi said in October he will call his campaign “Crash the Vote,” a reference to the stunt he allegedly pulled in 2009 at the White House dinner for India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Salahi,former owner of Oasis Winery in Hume, Va., says on his website he is for promoting business and jobs, supporting agriculture and the US troops, clean energy and lower taxes. 

Pua Kealoha December 05, 2012 at 12:24 AM
... because we all need a good laugh now and then ...
Java Master December 05, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Will Journey be playing at his inaugural ball?
HarleyGirl December 05, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Will he be able to share any information during his campaign? Remember his testimony over the party crashing? "On the advice of my attorney, I have been advised not to answer the question". And repeat ad nauseum. Yes, sadly, I do watch the Housewives and that episode was painful to watch.
Dave Webster December 07, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Interestingly enough, I went to grade school with Tareq Salahi at the now-defunct Ascension Academy in Alexandria, VA. I was in his older brother Ismail's class. Ismail is now a doctor in Florida and doesn't have much to do with Tareq it is my understanding. If I recall correctly, Tareq stole my milk money one day.

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