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Gingrich, Perry campaigns fail to make ballot

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Newt Gingrich campaign is sounding off, saying Virginia has a failed system. This, after the surging candidate failed to get his name on the state's primary ballot.

The Gingrich campaign did not get the 10,000 signatures, according to the state GOP. Neither did the Rick Perry campaign.

In fact, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul got enough signatures to put their names on the Virginia primary ballot.

While volunteering at The Healing Place this morning, we asked Governor Bob McDonnell for his reaction.

"The rules are what they are," McDonnell said. "Everybody knows them in advance and everybody's got to comply. If you don't like them, you can change them later on, but you've got to comply with what the rules are."

Changing the rules would take an act of the General Assembly.

Virginia's Republican primary takes place on Super Tuesday, March 6.

 

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