Texas Gov. Rick Perry has failed to qualify for Virginia’s March 6 Republican presidential primary, according to the Republican Party of Virginia. Volunteers at state GOP headquarters are continuing to assess whether former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has amassed the required 10,000 signatures of registered voters.
Earlier today the state GOP certified that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the ballot for the state’s Republican primary.
Virginia is one of 11 states holding a primary or a caucus March 6, Super Tuesday.
Also today, the Democratic Party of Virginia certified that President Barack Obama was the only Democratic candidate to qualify for the ballot. The State Board of Elections will cancel the scheduled Democratic presidential primary and all of Virginia’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be cast for the president.