Virgil Goode: ‘My goal is to win’

October 23, 2012

CHICAGO -- Virgil Goode has been a Republican, Democratic and independent member of Congress. Could he add spoiler to his list of titles?

Goode, who is running for president as the Constitution Party nominee, will be on the ballot in his home state of Virginia, much to the consternation of some Republicans who worry he will steal support away from Romney in the crucial swing state. When asked Tuesday about the possibility he could hamstring Romney in Virginia, Goode only said he was focused on the issues in his campaign, adding that his "goal is to win."

"I am focusing on issues. I want to balance the budget now. Romney and Obama do not," Goode said in a brief interview before Tuesday night's third-party candidate debate here. 

Goode, a hard-line anti-immigration candidate, noted that he is proposing a moratorium on green card admissions into the U.S. until unemployment falls below five percent nationally.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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