The Republican Party of Virginia says that 13 GOP presidential candidates qualified to be on the March 1 primary ballot in the commonwealth.
The party said Tuesday it sent a letter to the State Board of Elections affirming 13 candidates have submitted the necessary signatures to qualify for the primary.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the only active GOP candidate who did not make qualify for the Virginia ballot.
The party said there have never been 13 candidates listed on a primary ballot in Virginia. The candidates submitted more than 100,000 signatures of Virginia voters.