Friday, October 8, 2010

Virginia Fifth District Race - #2244 - Twelve Freshmen Dems in Danger - The Hill

The Hill/ANGA poll found that Perriello trails Hurt by a single point — 44 percent to 45 — with 9 percent of likely voters undecided. Perriello still has time to turn it around, but he'll have to do it with two key groups — women and independents. These groups remain the largest bloc of undecided voters, with 11 percent of women and 13 percent of independents undecided. Voter enthusiasm could present a problem for Perriello: 80 percent of Republicans say they are “very passionate” about voting, while only 68 percent of Democrats describe themselves that way.  Read more........

Chamber of Commerce Suddenly Makes Large Ad Buys - CQ Politics -The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has more than doubled its spending on political attack ads since Tuesday, prompting criticism from liberal groups that question the origin of the funds. The chamber reported spending $9.3 million on ads targeting Democrats in eight Senate and 22 House races since Tuesday. It had spent just less than $9 million this year through Monday.........The chamber is also running ads against incumbent House Democrats in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Read more......


Perriello Decries U.S. Chamber Ads - Daily Progress - Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy, said Tuesday that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using money from foreign governments and corporations to attack his campaign for re-election. Perriello, in a conference call with reporters, said “this latest move is beyond outrageous, to being fundamentally un-American and undemocratic.” He said companies in Bahrain, China and Russia, and in some cases those governments, were behind the ads. Read more......

Congressman Perriello is scared by what he sees on the ground and in the polls. - Robert Hurt -  While he has yet to lead in a poll, he remains within striking distance. This is why the George Soros-backed MoveOn.org and big labor bosses have continued to fill his coffers with hundreds of thousands of dollars and bring in extremist supporters to canvass our district. This is no time to let our guard down. There are only 25 days left until we can go and vote. We must remain vigilant and continue spreading our positive message of creating jobs and reining in government spending.

Dems Cash-Poor Tale of Woe Ignores $250 Million Coming from Unions,  Liberal Groups - Daily Caller -To hear Democrats tell the story, they cower with a few paltry dollar bills in their hands as a tsunami of campaign spending by independent conservative groups threatens to sweep them away over the next three weeks.......But unions and liberal groups have said for months that they are spending what amounts to more than $200 million in this election cycle, and an updated count — including a verification with major labor groups that their commitments still stand — shows that amount to be more than $250 million now.  Read more........


Dueling Endorsements - Bearing Drift - With only 27 days left until Americans go to the polls, both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) released their endorsements in the race for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District today. Gathered at the Danville/Pittsylvania Veterans Memorial, a group of veterans from the Southside announced the VFW’s Political Action Committee endorsement of incumbent Rep. Tom Perriello.  Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of state Sen. Robert Hurt. “We’re endorsing Robert Hurt because he has a record of standing up for the people of Virginia in these challenging economic times…. He will be an invaluable leader who has a common sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery.”  Read more.....
Articles contributed by Steve Peters.

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