The Washington Post reports former Congressman Virgil Goode qualified for the ballot in Virginia last week. This is potentially bad news for Romney because the conservative is well known in that state, having spent 12 years in Congress and another 24 in the state Senate. He's currently polling around 9% in Virginia.
In 2008, President Obama became the first Democrat in more than 40 years to win the state, and head-to-head polls this time around have shown Romney and Obama close to being tied.
Most surveys of the contest have not included any third-party candidates, but Public Policy Polling — which uses automated phone calls rather than live interviews — released Virginia polls in May and July with Goode getting 5 percent and 9 percent, respectively.
Goode has said that he expects to take votes from both Obama and Romney, but his support is more likely to come from the GOP side.