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Judge Rejects GOP Candidates' Suit

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. 

January 13, 2012 6:00 PM