Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fall Elections - #1983 - Robert Hurt: GOP 'Young Guns' Take Aim at Majority





Robert Hurt - GOP 'Young Guns' Take Aim at Majority - Fox News -  Republicans looking to take back the House say they hope a pool of fresh faces will be just what the voters ordered to cure their incumbent fatigue.  The National Republican Congressional Committee has been nurturing a program since the last election cycle to recruit and build a base for a crop of new congressional challengers. The recruits are not quite entry-level. Many are lawmakers at the state level, business leaders, veterans and lawyers........... 
Virginia state Sen. Robert Hurt outlined similar arguments in making the case for why voters should oust incumbent Rep. Tom Perriello in November and support him. He said the federal government's economic policies have not solved high unemployment in his state and that a shift needs to be made toward more limited government.  Though the 5th Congressional District is a swing district in a swing state, Hurt said Perriello won in 2008 by appealing to independents and conservative Democrats -- constituents he claims his opponent has since betrayed.  He said the resources and "stamp of approval" from the Young Guns should prove a boon for his candidacy.  Read more.......

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