Judge Rejects GOP Candidates' Suit

    SPARTANBURG, SC - NOVEMBER 12:  Republican presidential candidates former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) acknowledge audience prior to a presidential debate at Wofford College November 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The debate was focused on national security and foreign policy.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    Looks like it's going to be Mitt Romney vs. Ron Paul in Virginia's primary. The state will not bend its rules for Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, or Jon Huntsman, none of whom properly registered for the election. After initially being denied a spot on Virginia's March 6 ballot for not submitting a petition with 10,000 signatures, the candidates filed a joint lawsuit demanding to be included. But Friday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that their applications were still not complete, and therefore their names would not be on the ballot. "In essence, they played the game, lost and then complained that the rules were unfair," Judge John A. Gibney Jr. wrote in his ruling. 

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