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Perriello Volunteers in Albemarle Co., Builds a Deck

Updated: 06/04/2010 - U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello spent part of the day Friday volunteering with the Albemarle Housing Improvement program. Part of his responsibilities included building a new deck for a resident.

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Democrat Blasts AG Cuccinelli on Funeral Protest Issue

Posted: 06/03/2010 - House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong is criticizing Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision not to intervene on behalf of the father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters carrying inflammatory signs.

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Cuccinelli Declines to Join in Anti-gay Funeral Protest Case

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Virginia was one of just two states that refused to join a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday supporting the father of a Marine whose funeral drew anti-gay protesters from Westboro Baptist Church carrying inflammatory signs.

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Ferrin Campaigns for Votes on Downtown Mall

Updated: 06/01/2010 - Ron Ferrin, a candidate in next week's Republican primary, talked to voters on the Downtown Mall on Tuesday. He said while some people may not agree with them, many want a congressperson who will listen to their needs.

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Registrars Alert Voters of Polling Place Changes

Updated: 06/02/2010 - The Republican primary is on June 8, and many polling places in the area have changed location. The new polling place for the Jefferson Park precinct in Charlottesville is the Municipal Arts Building. In Albemarle County, voting will be done in differently since class is still in session.

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Fundraising Totals Announced in 5th District Primary Race

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Airline pilot Mike McPadden leads the pack of candidates running in the June 8 primary to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello in November's general election. McPadden has $164,000 banked for his campaign, and state Sen. Robert Hurt is second with $122,000.

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White House Used Clinton to Get Sestak Out of Pa. Race

Posted: 05/28/2010 - An internal report says the White House used former President Bill Clinton to offer an unpaid advisory position to Rep. Joe Sestak in hopes of persuading him to drop his Pennsylvania Senate primary challenge to President Barack Obama's favored candidate.

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Republican Candidates Answer Questions at Tea Party Forum

Updated: 05/28/2010 - In less than two weeks, the seven Republican candidates looking to challenge Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello will put the race in the hands of the voters. The Jefferson Area Tea Party held a forum Thursday night, showcasing five of those candidates.

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All Seven 5th District GOP Candidates Gather at Luncheon

Updated: 05/20/2010 - One candidate says he has a big lead over the others in the polls to take on Tom Perriello in the race for the 5th District spot in Congress. But the others say, that's because it's his poll. The Albemarle-Charlottesville Republican Women's League treated all seven of the GOP candidates to a private lunch.

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Absentee Primary Voting Begins in 5th District Race

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Absentee voting has begun for the Republican primary in June, in which seven candidates will try to win the chance to run against Democrat Tom Perriello for his House seat in the November election.

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Jefferson Area Tea Party Announces New Chair

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Carole Thorpe of Charlottesville, was announced as the new Chair of the Jefferson Area Tea Party Friday. She succeeds former Chairman Bill Hay, who formed the tea party group in 2009.

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Keith Olbermann Calls John Whitehead "Worst Person in the World"

Updated: 12/15/2009 - The head of the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville has a dubious honor. He's the worst person in the world according to MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann. It was part of Olbermann's nightly tongue-in-cheek worst person rankings.

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Governor-Elect McDonnell Makes Key Appointments

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed two top aides from his tenure as attorney general to key positions in his administration. Former aide Martin Kent will be McDonnell's chief of staff.

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Virginia State Board Certify Election Results

Updated: 11/23/2009 - Virginia's State Board of Elections has certified the results of the Nov. 3 general election. All three Republican statewide candidates won handily, so there was no drama in Monday's review.

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Perriello Health Care Vote Sparks Television Ad War

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Tom Perriello's vote in favor of health care reform has caused controversy in central Virginia. Now, the backlash from his vote has fueled a television advertisement war. Advocates on both sides of the issue are weighing in on TV stations in our area, including CBS19.

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Health Care Reform Supporters to Hold "Thank You" Rally for Perriello

Updated: 11/10/2009 - While some in the Charlottesville and Albemarle area are critical of Congressman Tom Perriello's vote in favor of the health care reform bill, others are praising him. The Virginia Organizing Project will hold a "thank you" rally in Martinsville on Friday.

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