The former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
governor, Rick Perry
, have both failed to qualify for the Virginia
primary ballot, Republican party officials have said.
Neither politician, who were both frontrunners for the US presidential candidacy for the GOP, submitted enough signatures from registered voters to stand for the state's Republican primary on 6 March.
--Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826--
"I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."