Va. Dem. who declared war on NRA misses filing deadline, claims he’ll still be on Nov. ballot

Va. Dem. who declared war on NRA misses filing deadline, claims he’ll still be on Nov. ballot

Mike Dickinson, the unhinged Virginia Democrat who declared war on the Tea Party, the NRA, Fox News and pretty much anyone else to the right of Josef Stalin, missed Thursday’s filing deadline, meaning that according to the law, he won’t be on the ballot.

Dickinson, however, claims he’ll still be on the ballot, but refuses to say how that will happen:

Mediaite reported:

On Thursday morning, the Virginia 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee announced that it would cancel this year’s nominating convention, because no one had filed to run against incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The filing deadline — Thursday, April 10th, at 5:00 p.m. — passed by without any forms submitted by Dickinson. The committee’s chair tells Mediaite that he notified the party at “last minute” that he was not going to file.

Turns out, that’s the same day Dickinson got exposed as a liar on national television by Fox News’ Greta van Susteren.

Dickinson, however, never revealed that, despite being asked to do so by the county party.

“He never bothered to correct Van Susteren’s introduction of him as a ‘Democratic congressional candidate.’ Nor has he corrected any of the articles about his appearance that label him a ‘Democratic candidate.’ Yet he is more than happy to promote articles about himself,” Mediaite added.

Nevertheless, Dickinson maintains that he will be on the ballot.  Right.

And, Mediaite said, he’s more than willing to promote articles about himself.

Not only that, but he doesn’t think filing deadlines are very important:

Don’t forget, he also expressed a desire to “decimate” Christians, and threatened an elected GOP delegate.

But as of right now, it looks like his purges will have to wait for a couple years…  Too bad, really.  I was looking forward to covering this race.

Update: Mike assures us there’s big news coming.  The Internet awaits with baited breath…

Shortly after this, Dickinson issued his most intelligent tweet since coming on the political scene:


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