Whatever their reasons might be, a couple of GOP contenders missed the deadline. Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Jon Huntsman will not have their names appear on the ballot.


According Quinnipiac's latest poll (12/13 - 12/19), neither of those candidates are poised to take Virginia anyway:

Gingrich 30%
Romney 25%
Paul 9%
Perry 6%
Bachmann 6%
Huntsman 4%
Santorum 3%