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I apologize in advance for the shortness of this entry, but I am using an antiquated computer at my father-in-law's house.

In yet another case of "It's okay if a Republican does it," Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Perry campaign is filing suit against the state of Virginia in an attempt to get Perry's name on the ballot there.

Perry's campaign appeared to recognize the problem of touting states rights on one hand while asking the federal government to overrule a states' law on the other. In a statement, campaign manager Ray Sullivan said: "Gov. Perry greatly respects the citizens and history of the Commonwealth of Virginia and believes Virginia Republicans should have greater access to vote for one of the several candidates for President of the United States. "Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multi-candidate election. We believe that the Virginia provisions unconstitutionally restrict the rights of candidates and voters by severely restricting access to the ballot, and we hope to have those provisions overturned or modified to provide greater ballot access to Virginia voters and the candidates seeking to earn their support."

Originally posted to texcap on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 04:28 PM PST.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans.

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