Last week, the PPP poll showed a potential disaster for Mitt Romney in Virginia- which was Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, a former GOP Congressman in Virginia, getting 9% of the vote in the state. With Virgil included, Barack Obama leads 49-35-9 with 7% undecided. When I posted this on Facebook, a good question was raised- would Virgil even make the ballot in Virginia?
The answer is almost certainly yes, and it is thanks to an alliance Virgil made with the Independent-Green party, a group of Northern Virginia activists that support rail. The Independent-Green party has been putting a number of candidates on the ballot across Northern Virginia in recent elections, and even impacting some results.
The Independent-Greens are used to having to put candidates on the ballot and collecting a lot of signatures- and they have been successful at it in the past. One of the key party leaders is Gail Parker- who qualified for the ballot for United States Senate a few years ago and cut her memorable jingle.
I'm told most of Virgil's signatures have been collected by him personally, Gail for Rail, and Carey Campbell who is the Chair of the Independent-Greeens. Unless a number of them are tossed out in the review it looks like Virgil will be on the Virginia ballot.
I assume this means Virgil is for rail?