Republican Rick Perry is challenging his exclusion from Virginia’s primary ballot.

The Texas governor’s presidential campaign filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday in Virginia. The move is an attempt to get his name on Virginia’s March 6 primary ballot.

Currently Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the only GOP presidential candidates who have qualified for Virginia’s ballot. Perry failed to collect the required 10,000 signatures. Newt Gingrich also failed to gather enough signatures.

Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan said Virginians should be able to choose among all the candidates, not just two. Sullivan says Virginia’s ballot access rules are among the most onerous in the country and that the 10,000-signature requirement is unrealistic.

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