White House crasher and former Real House-Husband of D.C. Tareq Salahi wants to be the governor of Virginia.
Salahi has had a rough couple of months. First, his wife left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon last fall. Then, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — who is also vying for the governorship — filed a lawsuit against Salahi alleging that his wine tour business canceled tours and refused to refund customers.
Now, the embattled reality star hopes to face off against fellow Republican Cuccinelli for the GOP nomination in the general election.
“I am troubled to see how our current political figureheads continue to waste tax payer dollars,” Salahi told TMZ. ”I’m a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low, and if I do win, everyone is invited to crash the inauguration.”
Salahi thinks that Cuccinelli isn’t fit for the governor’s mansion.
“This is exactly the type of leadership we don’t want in Virginia,’’ he told the Washington Post. “He’s grandstanding. He chooses a small family business. He’s spending tends of thousands of dollars on things that are not warranted.”
As for his own policies, Salahi doesn’t reveal much, only saying, “I’m starting all over. This is going back to the old me.’’