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 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.