White House Party Crasher Tareq Salahi Announces Run for Governor of Virginia

White House party crasher and Real Housewives of DC husband Tareq Salahi is planning a run for governor of Virginia, he says in a statement:

Salahi"As a Virginia native for the last 42 years, I am troubled to see how our current political figure heads continue to waste tax payer dollars during these difficult economic times! I'm a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low."

CNN adds:

According to an application his spokesman sent to CNN, Salahi would run as a Republican. The application, however, has an error, as Salahi filled in the wrong date for the November 5, 2013 election. His application says November 6. As of late Wednesday morning, the State Board of Elections in Virginia has not yet received a declaration of candidacy from Salahi, a board spokesman confirmed.

TMZ, of course, has his declaration posted.


  1. MikeInSanJose says

    Trying to stay relevant/in the public eye, are we? I’ll bet he wasn’t expecting anyone to notice that disqualifying typo on his paperwork so quickly…

  2. jim says

    Aw Craig, ya beat me to it!

    Oh well, at least this one was open about being a publicity whore before becoming a political candidate, rather than waiting like after–unlike most of’em.

  3. jack says

    Putting aside the fact that he is an a**hole, the name Tareq Salahi dooms his chances in Virginia. Can you imagine the wing nut republicans giving their nomination for governor to a guy named Tareq Salahi? This is just another of his publicity stunts. Somebody should tell him that his 15 min are up.

  4. gr8guyca says

    I grew up in DC and know a lot about the Salahis.

    He is not just your run-of-the-mill media whore. He isn’t merely seeking to extend his 15 minutes of fame/infamy. This guy is totally delusional – and I mean that in the technical, psychiatric sense. He believes things happened that did not happen. He is out of touch with reality. So, he’s not even really a liar; he believes what he is saying is the truth.

    He has scammed/robbed people in DC for years. He has a trail of law suits that is pages long. Why this guy isn’t in jail is beyond me.

    Here’s an anecdote: He was sued for about $2,000 and he lost the case. He told the Court that he would leave his $20,000 watch as payment for the judgment. Of course, it was fake. Here’s the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/10/salahi-watch-fake-patek-p_n_388080.html

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