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Goode, Perriello Meet At Public Forum In Charlottesville

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

August 13, 2008

It's a race that is getting some national attention.

"The national party for the first time ever has made this a priority swing race," said Tom Perriello, 5th District Candidate (D).

Challenger Tom Perriello hoping to unseat six time incumbent Virgil Goode who is now running for his 7th term in Virginia's 5th district. Goode criticized Perriello, saying he would be part of an Obama congress that wants to raise taxes, but Goode says he does recognize that the political landscape isn't the same in Virginia.

"The voting patterns in Virginia are changing," said Goode.

And that aligning with obama will probably be helpful for Perriello.

"He would be a part of the Obama majority in congress so I think that is a factor in making this a tough race," said Goode.

Perriello attacked Goode on several topics, including immigration, health care, and the war in Iraq, saying Goode is now too much of a Washington insider to meet the needs of the 5th district.

"It's not that he's a bad guy he's just gotten a little out of touch with the amount of money and time he spends up in Washington," said Perriello.

"I'm in touch with the district, I focus my time on being in the 5th district and in Washington," said Goode.

And much like Obama, Perriello is pushing a message of change in Washington, but Goode says he's not a part of old Washington politics.

"We need a new era of politics," said Perriello.

"I consider myself as a voice for the 5th district, independent minded,": said Goode.


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