White House Gate Crasher Running for Governor

Salahi said voters shouldn't have to choose between two bad candidates.

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Tareq Salahi speaks at a press conference with the USA Polo Team on February 4, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Michaele and Tareq Salahi are the infamous couple who gatecrashed a White House state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Tareq Salahi is a certified party crasher. After allegedly sneaking into a 2009 White House state dinner with his ex-wife Michaele, Salahi has now set his sights on Virginia's executive mansion.

The former winemaker and television personality announced Tuesday that he will run a write-in campaign for Virginia's gubernatorial race as a "New Republican."

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"We have a real chance here to make Virginia and U.S. history by casting the largest number of write-in votes ever in an election of this size," Salahi said in a release, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He faces Republican nominee Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe. Salahi said voters shouldn't have to choose between two bad candidates. "Two wrongs make a write-in," he said.

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In April 2012, Salahi announced he planned to run for governor as a Republican but later bailed out. The website for that campaign, Crashthevote.com, listed his platforms as: promoting the Commonwealth of Virginia, promoting the military, increasing jobs and killing the car tax.

Salahi also said he might also later consider a congressional seat.

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