Des Moines, Iowa – Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum have allied themselves with Rick Perry in an effort to have their names placed on the Virginia presidential primary ballot.
Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were the only candidates to obtain the necessary — and vetted — 10,000 signatures.
Perry filed suit against the Virginia Republican primary and that state’s election board last week. Click here to read the letter from attorneys for the other four Republican candidates. It includes this:
Please be advised that the four Republican Candidates for President listed above will be filing a single, joint motion to intervene in the Virginia action.
In light of these developments, Congresswoman Bachmann, Speaker Gingrich, Governor Huntsman, and Senator Santorum respectfully request that the Board either take action to add them to the ballot mooting their challenges (and avoiding unnecessary costs and expenses to the state and the parties) or not undertake