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Judge rejects GOP hopefuls for VA ballot

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A federal judge today rejected Rick Perry’s lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ballot requirements, meaning Mitt Romney and Ron Paul will be the only major GOP candidates on the ballot.

U.S. District Judge John Gibney said in his ruling that Perry — along with GOP candidates Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum, who all joined in the Texas governor’s lawsuit — waited too long to file the complaint against the state’s ballot requirements.

“They knew the rules in Virginia many months ago. … In essence, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair,” Gibney wrote.

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Written by Seth Anderson

January 13th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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