September 22, 2011
Former Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello says United States Senate hopeful Tim Kaine stood by his side during his campaign for Congress, now Perriello is returning the favor.
Perriello sent out a letter throwing his support to the Democratic candidate and asking for people to volunteer or make a contribution to the campaign before the Sept. 30 FED reporting deadline.
Below is Perriello's message:
At this moment, when nothing is sacred in American politics, we need leaders with real values.
When I was thinking about an uphill bid for Congress, almost everyone laughed me out of the room. One guy didn't. He understood that leaders with convictions not only win elections. They change the debate. He too had felt called by faith to a career in community service, and those experiences led him to public service. That person was Tim Kaine, and even as the Governor he took time to help a long-shot who was willing to fight for the working and middle class.
That man could become our next Senator, a solid champion for Social Security, economic fairness, and sustainability. Or that seat could be reclaimed by George Allen, and quite possibly delivering the Senate and the legislative branch to special interest groups and tea party.
Just think about those options. And decide to make a choice. This race could come right down to the wire, and your help today could make the difference.