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tareq salahi gi Tareq Salahi announces run for Virginia governor's seatTareq Salahi, the man who entered the public spotlight by crashing a 2009 White House state dinner with now-estranged wife Michaele Salahi, has announced his candidacy for the Virginia governor’s seat.

In an official declaration of his candidacy — posted by TMZ (PDF) on Wednesday (April 25) — Salahi identifies himself as a Republican.

“As a Virginia native for the last 42 years, I am troubled to see how our current political figure heads continue to waste tax payer dollars during these difficult economic times!” Salahi said in a statement. “I’m a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low.”

Interesting considering Salahi’s spotty financial records and history of litigation with his own parents — who sued him in 2009, claiming that he had misdirected funds from the company’s winery.

One positive to a possible Salahi governorship: More Lohan in Virginia. Salahi was comforted by pal Michael Lohan when Michaele left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon.