Perry Asks Court to Place Him on Va. Ballot

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Republican presidential candidate and current Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed an emergency order in federal court to get his name placed on the Virginia ballot for the state Republican presidential primary.

The Texas governor failed last week to meet the Commonwealth's requirements to get 10,000 signatures from the state's registered voters.

On Tuesday, he filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Elections and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins.

Perry filed an emergency motion with the U.S. District Court in Richmond Wednesday, asking for an injunction to get his name on the ballot for the March 6 primary.

He said Virginia's requirements to get his name on the ballot violates his freedom of speech.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also failed to get his name on the ballot in the Old Dominion.

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