By Rob Christensen | News & Observer
Don’t care for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Maybe former six-term Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode will be to your taste.
Goode will be in Raleigh on Monday to file his paperwork and petitions at the State Board of Elections to be a certified write-in candidate for president at 1 p.m and will hold press conference at 1:30.
Goode is the nominee of the Constitution Party. He the last member of Congress to serve as a Democrat, as a Republican and as an independent.
“I offer a real difference from Romney and Obama,” Goode said. “North Carolina’s harsh ballot access laws made it nearly impossible to get my name on the ballot. Therefore, I have petitioned to be a certified write-in for the State of North Carolina.”
“It’s time for grass roots America to have a standing in our government,” he said in as statement. “I favor the many over the special few that are the primary funding sources for the Obama and Romney campaigns.”
Goode, a native of Richmond and an attorney. He was a major supporter of tobacco, a defender of gun rights, opposed abortion and was a backer of Douglas Wilder, who became the first black governor of Virginia
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