Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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,…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Alleged White House party crasher kicked off his campaign for governor last week.
Tareq Salahi, who became famous after allegedly going to a White House dinner party without an invitation in 2009, kicked off his campaign to crash the Virginia Governorship last week. Salahi officially began his campaign with a cookout this past weekend at his home in Linden, according to the Loudoun Times. Salahi is calling his campaign “Crash the Vote,” a reference to the stunt he pulled with his wife at the time, Michaele Salahi, when they slunk past secret service agents and into a White House dinner party for India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Salahis have stayed in the spotlight since. Michaele appeared on the Bravo reality TV series The Real Housewives of D.C. in 2010, and the two filed for what became a messy divorce in …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Infamous White House crasher says he will run for Virginia Governor.
Tareq Salahi, who, with his estranged wife, Michaele, infamously crashed a White House state dinner in 2009, says he will run for governor of Virginia. Salahi told The Washington Post Wednesday that he will run, as a Republican, to avenge a recent lawsuit brought against him by another GOP gubernatorial hopeful: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. “Its not part of reality TV. It’s not a stunt,’’ Salahi said in an interview. “It’s real.” To read the entire story, click here.