Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum (R). (REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)

The former Pennsylvania senator will appear at a reception hosted in Oakton by former congressional aide Bill Wichterman, Politico reports.

Santorum’s campaign did not respond to messages for comment. The Republican Party of Virginia was not aware of the event.

Only former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) will appear on the Virginia ballot on Super Tuesday, March 6. Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich failed to provide the required number of signatures needed to appear on the ballot.