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Perriello Hopes to Pull Off Upset Over Incumbent Virgil Goode

By: Cheryn Stone Email
By: Cheryn Stone Email

November 4, 2008

Tom Perriello is making a last minute push for votes in Virginia's 5th District race for the United States House of Representative. Perriello says he would have never gotten into this race, if he did not think he could win and do a better job in Washington.

Tuesday, Perriello traveled around the 5th District to meet voters and hopefully pull off an upset.

Perriello says he has been able to close the gap in the polls between himself and Goode by focusing on a positive campaign and by setting an agenda on how to get the economy turned around, as well as getting our men and women home from Iraq.

"People are hungry for leadership, not scare tactics, so Congressman Goode has offered the same old negative politics and we've been able to run right around them by doing positive campaigning," said Perriello.

Perriello spent time in Tuesday in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Bedford, Chatham, and Danville, rallying his supporters.

"I'm supporting Tom because Tom believes working people, the common everyday man, deserves a shot," said voter and Perriello supporter, Richard Johnson.

Tuesday night, Perriello will be back in Charlottesville at the Gravity Lounge for an election results watch party.

With the latest polls showing that Perriello was three points behind Goode, the Perriello campaign is hoping that the Gravity Lounge watch party will be a victory party, celebrating an upset over Virgil Goode.

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