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}}{{tnr}}'''Tareq Salahi''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 10th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]].<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress", accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tareq Salahi''' was a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 10th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]].<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref> He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.<ref name="vpap">[http://www.vpap.org/offices/ushouse10 ''Virginia Public Access Project'', "U.S. District 10," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
Previously, he was a write-in candidate for [[Governor of Virginia]] in the [[Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013|2013 elections]].<ref name=tareq>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/04/25/gatecrasher-for-governor-tareq-salahi-wants-to-call-virginia-statehouse-home/ ''FoxNews.com,'' "Gatecrasher for Governor: Tareq Salahi wants to call Virginia statehouse home," April 25, 2012]</ref>
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Previously, he was a write-in candidate for [[Governor of Virginia]] in the [[Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013|2013 elections]].<ref name=tareq>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/04/25/gatecrasher-for-governor-tareq-salahi-wants-to-call-virginia-statehouse-home/ ''FoxNews.com'', "Gatecrasher for Governor: Tareq Salahi wants to call Virginia statehouse home," April 25, 2012]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Controversy===
 
===Controversy===
=====White House Crashers=====
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====White House Crashers====
Salahi and his then-wife, Michaele Salahi, came to fame after the crashed a White House Dinner in 2009, while starring on the ''Bravo'' reality show "The Real Housewives of D.C."  The couple was subpoenaed by Congress, but invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to speak about the incident.<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress", accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
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Salahi and his then-wife, Michaele Salahi, came to fame after they crashed a dinner at the White House in 2009, while starring on the ''Bravo'' reality show "The Real Housewives of D.C."  The couple was subpoenaed by Congress, but they invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to speak about the incident.<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
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Salahi reported his wife, Michaele, missing in September 2011. It turned out she had run off with Journey frontman Neal Schon. Tareq filed for divorce shortly afterward and Michaele filed in December 2011. Tareq then filed for divorce a second time shortly thereafter. A judge granted them a divorce in 2012 and Micahele married Schon in 2013.<ref>[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/04/michaele-and-tareq-salahi-s-hellish-divorce.html ''Daily Beast'', "Michaele and Tareq Salahi’s Hellish Divorce", accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
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Salahi reported his wife, Michaele, missing in September 2011. It turned out she had runoff with Journey frontman Neal Schon. Tareq filed for divorce shortly afterward and Michaele filed in December 2011. Tareq then filed for divorce a second time shortly thereafter. A judge granted them a divorce in 2012, and Micahele married Schon in 2013.<ref>[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/04/michaele-and-tareq-salahi-s-hellish-divorce.html ''Daily Beast'', "Michaele and Tareq Salahi’s Hellish Divorce," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Salahi announced he {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|10th District]]. Salahi {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}  Salahi announced he was running following Representative [[Frank Wolf]]'s announcement he was not seeking re-election in 2014.<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress", accessed December 20, 2013]</ref>
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Salahi ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|10th District]]. Salahi announced he was running following Representative [[Frank Wolf]]'s announcement that he was not seeking re-election in 2014.<ref name=abc>[http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/state-dinner-crasher-tareq-salahi-to-run-for-congress/ ''ABC News'', "State Dinner Crasher Tareq Salahi to Run for Congress," accessed December 20, 2013]</ref> He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.<ref name="vpap"/>
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===2013===
 
===2013===
 
:''See also: [[Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013]]''
 
:''See also: [[Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013]]''
  
Salahi unsuccessfully ran for [[Virginia state executive official elections, 2013|election]] as [[Governor of Virginia]] in 2013.<ref name=tareq/> He originally intended to run on the Independent ticket, but failed to receive the number of signatures required to appear on the ballot. With that setback, he launched a write-in campaign, saying he would run for U.S. Congress in 2014 if he did not win the governor's race.<ref>[http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-11/local/39888715_1_tareq-salahi-michaele-salahi-neal-schon ''The Washington Post,'' "Tareq Salahi shifts to write-in campaign for Va. governor, eyes U.S. House race," June 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-milligan/2013/06/12/why-politics-shouldnt-work-like-american-idol ''U.S. News & World Report,'' "Tareq Salahi's Absurd Run for Virginia Governor," June 12, 2013]</ref> The general election was held November 5, 2013.
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Salahi unsuccessfully ran for [[Virginia state executive official elections, 2013|election]] as [[Governor of Virginia]] in 2013.<ref name=tareq/> He originally intended to run on the Independent ticket, but he failed to receive the number of signatures required to appear on the ballot. With that setback, he launched a write-in campaign, saying he would run for U.S. Congress in 2014, if he did not win the governor's race.<ref>[http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-11/local/39888715_1_tareq-salahi-michaele-salahi-neal-schon ''The Washington Post'', "Tareq Salahi shifts to write-in campaign for Va. governor, eyes U.S. House race," June 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-milligan/2013/06/12/why-politics-shouldnt-work-like-american-idol ''U.S. News & World Report'', "Tareq Salahi's Absurd Run for Virginia Governor," June 12, 2013]</ref> The general election was held November 5, 2013.
  
 
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Tareq Salahi
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 10
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Tareq Salahi was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.[1] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[2]

Previously, he was a write-in candidate for Governor of Virginia in the 2013 elections.[3]

Issues

Controversy

White House Crashers

Salahi and his then-wife, Michaele Salahi, came to fame after they crashed a dinner at the White House in 2009, while starring on the Bravo reality show "The Real Housewives of D.C." The couple was subpoenaed by Congress, but they invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to speak about the incident.[1]

Divorce

Salahi reported his wife, Michaele, missing in September 2011. It turned out she had runoff with Journey frontman Neal Schon. Tareq filed for divorce shortly afterward and Michaele filed in December 2011. Tareq then filed for divorce a second time shortly thereafter. A judge granted them a divorce in 2012, and Micahele married Schon in 2013.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Salahi ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 10th District. Salahi announced he was running following Representative Frank Wolf's announcement that he was not seeking re-election in 2014.[1] He failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[2]

2013

See also: Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013

Salahi unsuccessfully ran for election as Governor of Virginia in 2013.[3] He originally intended to run on the Independent ticket, but he failed to receive the number of signatures required to appear on the ballot. With that setback, he launched a write-in campaign, saying he would run for U.S. Congress in 2014, if he did not win the governor's race.[5][6] The general election was held November 5, 2013.

Results

Virginia Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry McAuliffe 47.8% 1,069,789
     Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45.2% 1,013,354
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 6.5% 146,084
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 11,087
Total Votes 2,240,314
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.

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