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Hurt Releases First TV Ad

Updated: 08/20/2010 - Robert Hurt launched his first television ad Friday, which will run throughout the 5th District. The ad, titled "Generations," focuses on jobs, spending and taxes.

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Perriello, Hurt Agree to Debate in Charlottesville

Updated: 08/17/2010 - Congressman Tom Perriello (D) and State Senator Robert Hurt (R) have agreed to a televised debate to be held at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville.

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Robert Hurt Absent for 5th District Candidate Forum

Updated: 08/11/2010 - The Senior Statesman forum in Albemarle County was the first face-off between candidates for the 5th District congressional seat, but Republican challenger Robert Hurt was not in attendance Wednesday afternoon.

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Perriello Voices Support for Teacher Jobs Bill

Updated: 08/10/2010 - Fifth district Congressman, Tom Perriello (D) answered questions Tuesday morning about a newly proposed bill that will help prevent teacher layoffs. He addressed constituents during a town hall meeting Tuesday morning at Scottsville Elementary School.

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Hurt, Perriello Struggle to Agree on Debate Schedule

Updated: 08/10/2010 - A behind-the-scenes tussle is underway between the candidates for United States Congress in Virginia's fifth district. All three say they want to debate, but they're squabbling over the rules and who will get an invite to the table.

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Congressman Perriello Holds Fluvanna Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 08/08/2010 - Competing congressional candidates Tom Perriello and Robert Hurt scheduled events in the northern part of the 5th District Saturday. Congressman Perriello held a town hall meeting in Fluvanna County and State Senator Hurt greeted people at the Albemarle County Fair.

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Hurt Receives Endorsement from Former Republican Rival

Posted: 08/05/2010 - In early June, Jim McKelvey finished second to Senator Robert Hurt in the Fifth District Republican primary. Thursday, the former rival released a lengthy statement, saying that Hurt is best positioned to unseat Congressman Tom Perriello.

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Citizens Debate Perriello's Vote on Health Care Reform

Updated: 08/03/2010 - Some concerned citizens rallied on the Downtown Mall Monday to protest Congressman Tom Perriello's vote supporting health care reform. Others gathered to respond to those claims and voice their support for Perriello's vote on health care.

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Perriello Releases Town Hall Meetings Schedule

Updated: 07/23/2010 - Congressman Tom Perriello released Friday the schedule for open town hall meetings in 20 different locations across the Fifth District during the summer Congressional recess.

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Perriello Faces Uphill Battle if Poll Holds True

Updated: 07/21/2010 - According to a SurveyUSA poll conducted by Roanoke TV station, WDBJ, Democrat incumbent Tom Perriello trails Republican challenger Robert Hurt by more than 20 percentage points.

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Democratic Party Canvasses Door-to-Door

Updated: 07/19/2010 - On the heels of a personal fundraising record of more than $1.7 million, Congressman Tom Perriello continues to run television and print ads. However, his grassroots supporters also continue going door-to-door. CBS19 takes a look at the process that makes this tactic effective.

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Hurt to Meet with Tea Party Leaders

Updated: 07/15/2010 - Congressional candidate, state Sen. Robert Hurt, is meeting face to face with a group that hasn't always been in his corner. The Republican challenger in the 5th District race will meet with members of the Jefferson Area Tea Party.

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Perriello Campaign Announces Strong Fundraising Cycle

Updated: 07/12/2010 - The Perriello campaign announced Monday it has raised more than $660,000 in the second quarter of 2010, breaking the record from last quarter and bringing the cycle total to almost $2.3 million.

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Perriello Continues Main Street Tour in Scottsville

Updated: 07/09/2010 - U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is beating the heat by ducking in and out of air conditioned stores along the area's Main Streets, listening to business owners. He stopped by Scottsville Friday to talk to business owners and town leaders.

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Saying Farewell to Senator Byrd

Updated: 07/06/2010 - Family, friends and employees are saying farewell to Sen. Robert C. Byrd at his funeral. His casket was carried into Memorial Baptist Church early Tuesday by a military honor guard.

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Perriello Starts Round of "Main Street" Tours

Updated: 07/06/2010 - Rep. Tom Perriello made two radio station appearances and then set off on a tour of "Main Street" businesses in Stanardsville as he tries to take the temperature of local voters and residents.

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