Thursday, September 9, 2010

Virginia Fifth District Race - #2119 - Perriello Says Party is Backing Him - Martinsville Bulletin

Fifth District U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello was undaunted by a New York Times article that identified him as one of a handful of vulnerable freshmen members of Congress in the Nov. 2 election. “I didn’t care one lick. I’ve always been underestimated, and I’ve always over-performed,” said Perriello, D-Albemarle County. He is facing state Sen. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, and conservative independent Jeff Clark in the Nov. 2 election. The article, titled “Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain the House,” appeared in the Times’ Sunday edition. It included “strung together quotes from different people at different times. If it was an issue Sunday, it’s not an issue anymore,” Perriello said Wednesday afternoon. Read more......  The big difference between this year and last, no matter what Tom says when he is in the 5th District, when he goes back to Washington, he votes lockstep with the liberals in the Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi.

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