Perry Asks Va Judge to Require He be Put on Ballot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed an emergency order asking that his name be included on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary.

Perry filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Elections and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins on Tuesday after he failed to meet the signature requirements to get on the March 6 ballot.

On Wednesday, he filed the emergency order in U.S. District Court in Richmond asking for an injunction ordering the board to include his name on the ballot.

Perry and rival Newt Gingrich came short of the signatures required to be certified as candidates. Only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas met the requirement.

Virginia requires 10,000 signatures, with 400 from each of its 11 congressional districts. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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