Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Virginia Fifth District Race - #2297 -VIDEO- PHOTOS: DEBATE: Robert Hurt vs. Tom Perriello - Piedmont Community College, Charlottesville, Va.

Photos from the Robert Hurt vs. Tom Perriello - debate held at Piedmont Community College, October 19, 2010.  The line started forming at 4:30 p.m., doors opened at 6:00, and tickets were issued to attend.  By the time the debate started at 7:00 p.m., the auditorium which seats 400, was full.  The Debate was sponsored by The League of Women Voters Charlottesville-Albemarle, The League of Women Voters Fluvanna County, and The Charlottesville Newsplex.  I did videotape the debate and will post a video clip later.  I found it extremely difficult to follow debate rules for the audience to refrain from disruptive behavior (shouting, etc.), as smooth talking Tom repeated one misrepresentation of the truth after another, on campaign financing and health care, etc.  There seemed to be many others in the audience who shared this view, and would have liked to shared in the debate forum, but we clapped instead in support of Robert Hurt.  Tom Perriello spoke often of helping small businesses in the 5th District, but his 'YES' votes on the Health Care Bill, Cap and Trade, etc., have and will cause some small businesses to close and others to dramatically cut back in hiring and expanding.
Thanks to Eric, we had many, many, many signs, Perriello had a table.
















Mrs. Perriello wanted to see Steve's pins, she didn't like them.

























































Perriello and Hurt Highlight Differences During Debate  - Richmond Times-Dispatch -   Rep. Tom Perriello and state Sen. Robert Hurt locked horns in an hourlong debate last night, repeatedly hammering distinctions they hope to emphasize in the closing days of the closely watched 5th District congressional race.  Hurt, a Republican trying to oust Perriello, a Democrat, said he supports reducing the role of the federal government in education. He said decisions should be left to the state, localities and parents.  "I think that the federal government should have a limited role in education," Hurt said during the debate at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Albemarle County that was hosted by the League of Women Voters.  "I think instead we need to promote and encourage strong policies like we have in Virginia at a state and local level.".............. On the Chamber of Commerce - Hurt countered that "there's no evidence that the Chamber of Commerce has done anything illegally. There's no evidence that they've taken any significant foreign funds that would in any way affect the outcome of this election."  And he pointed to the money that the Service Employees International Union and MoveOn.org have poured into Perriello's re-election bid. Read more......

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