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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Tareq Salahi launches ‘Crash the Vote’ Web site promoting gubernatorial run

Republican gubernatorial candidate and vintner Tareq Salahi is trading on his reality show fame as a White House crasher with the launch of his campaign Web site.

Tareq Salahi (Larry Downing - Reuters)
Salahi announced the official launch of on Tuesday. According to a release, the site, which is also available in Spanish, will feature contests for viral videos and unconventional campaign ads.

Salahi jumped into the gubernatorial race in April after he was sued by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, who is also seeking the Republican nomination. Though Salahi is not seen as a serious threat, he is the only other contender for the Republican candidacy for governor after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced last week he would not seek the GOP nomination.

By Errin Haines  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/04/2012

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