Former Congressman Virgil Goode Files Paperwork to Run Again

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

March 12, 2009

Former Congressman Virgil Goode is taking the first steps toward reclaiming the seat he lost by only a few votes back in November.

While the former Congressman hasn't made his plans for 2010 public just yet, he's filing the paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission for another campaign.

Goode lost a very close 5th District race to Congressman Tom Perriello in November 2008. Goode lost as a six-time incumbent.

Many people considered the race a major upset. Analysts say it's a seat the GOP certainly would like to get back, and because the race was so close, it's a seat they believe they have a chance to regain.

"Virgil seems to really enjoy public service," says Cordel Faulk, of the UVA Center for Politics. "He likes it, so the feeling is that he probably would run again because he enjoys to do it so much."

CBS19 got in touch with Congressman Perriello's office, and they had no reaction to the news.

Goode is from Rocky Mount, Va. He served in Congress for 12 years before his recent defeat.

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