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Virginia’s Goode takes first step toward ballot position

He isn’t there yet, but former Rep. Virgil Goode is taking the first step today toward qualifying for a November ballot position in his home state of Virginia as the presidential candidate of the Constitution Party. Goode — who served in Congress from 1996 to 2008 and was elected as a Democrat, Independent and Republican could easily tip the Old Dominion’s 14 electoral votes to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.

Nervous GOPers have already launched challenges to the 20000-plus signatures on petitions submitted by 65-year old Goode, who suggested to Human Events last month he would not mind if he tipped the race to Obama. Already, challenges to Goode’s petitions succeeded in knocking him off the ballot in Pennsylvania, home of running mate Jim Clymer. With Goode submitting more than twice the signatures required for ballot position in Virginia, local registrars will determine their legality in the week ahead — and Republicans will hold their breaths.

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Virginia’s Goode takes first step toward ballot position

After suggesting to Human Events that he could be Romney’s undoing in the important swing state of Virginia, the former congressman moves forward to getting on the ballot.

He isn’t there yet, but former Rep. Virgil Goode is taking the first step today toward qualifying for a November ballot position in his home state of Virginia as the presidential candidate of the Constitution Party. Goode — who served in Congress from 1996 to 2008 and was elected as a Democrat, Independent and Republican could easily tip the Old Dominion’s 14 electoral votes to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.

Nervous GOPers have already launched challenges to the 20000-plus signatures on petitions submitted by 65-year old Goode, who suggested to Human Events last month he would not mind if he tipped the race to Obama. Already, challenges to Goode’s petitions succeeded in knocking him off the ballot in Pennsylvania, home of running mate Jim Clymer. With Goode submitting more than twice the signatures required for ballot position in Virginia, local registrars will determine their legality in the week ahead — and Republicans will hold their breaths.

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John Gizzi has come to be known as ??the man who knows everyone in Washington? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on what??s going on in the nation??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as ??Gizzi on Politics? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of ??Gizzi??s America,? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. John??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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