Reality TV Personality to Run for Governor

Apr 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A reality television personality who gained notoriety because of one particular escapade has announced plans to run for governor of Virginia in 2013, TheWrap.com reports.

The announcement comes from Tareq Salahi, best known from his appearances on Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of D.C." and for an incident in which he and his wife, Michaele, tried to crash a White House dinner. Tareq and Michaele Salahi are now estranged.

Salahi is apparently serious about his ambitions and will seek the Republican Party’s nomination. He said of his plans, "As a Virginia native for the last 42 years, I am troubled to see how our current political figure heads continue to waste taxpayer dollars during these difficult economic times."

Salahi declared to The Washington Post: "It’s not part of reality TV. It’s not a stunt.”

The newspaper pointed out that Salahi recently had a legal confrontation with another Republican hopeful for the governor’s office, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. The two men reportedly tangled over a business deal, with Cuccinelli suing Salahi.

Salahi reportedly admitted to The Post that avenging the lawsuit is a motivation for the political bid.


  1. Seriously? The guy gets noticed for crashing a White House party. As I recall from stories about him post that event, his finances are suspect. He gets into a pissing contest with the Virginia AG and gets sued. And now he is going to run for Governor of Virgina based on revenge for the law suit and his view of how taxpayer dollars are being wasted by the current administration. If he gets elected one of the big wastes of taxpayer dollars will be on any salary that he gets. Of course being Governor might be the only way for him to get noticed by another “hot babe” since Michaele ditch him. He isn’t likely to learn how to play guitar and join a rock and roll band so this may be his best shot. That’s right Tareq, “Don’t stop believing.”

  2. Now THAT’S good!

  3. It’s so appropriate that he is running as a Republican. With his mind set he will fit right in.

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