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Poll: 5th District Race "Too Close To Call"

Updated: 09/22/2010 - The latest Congressional poll, released by the Benenson Strategy Group, shows the 5th district race between Tom Perriello and Robert Hurt is neck-and-neck.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell Reacts to Recent Tea Party Momentum

Posted: 09/16/2010 - When it comes to mid-term elections across the nation, the tea party is picking up momentum. Gov. Bob McDonnell made predictions in Madison County Wednesday, saying he believes 7 or 8 additional Republicans will be elected governor this year.

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Clark Withdraws Offer to Drop Out of 5th District Race

Updated: 09/03/2010 - After offering on Tuesday to drop out of the 5th District race if the person responsible for what he calls "back room dealings" comes forward and takes responsibility, Jeff Clark announced Thursday evening that he has rescinded the offer.

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Ralph Nader To Speak at UVa

Posted: 09/01/2010 - Environmental and political activist Ralph Nader will speak at the University of Virginia later this month, delivering an address focusing on the nation's energy policy.

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Clark Offers to Drop Out of 5th District Race

Updated: 08/31/2010 - One of the 5th District candidates for Congress is volunteering to give up his campaign, if the person responsible for what he is calling "back room dealings" comes forward and takes responsibility.

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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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