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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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West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Dead at 92

Updated: 06/28/2010 - Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 92. A spokesman for the family says Byrd died peacefully about 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Tea Party Wants Perriello's Office on Public Grounds

Updated: 06/21/2010 - Tea party members say it's unfair they need to protest on the sidewalk outside the Glass Building, where U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello has his constituent services office. The sidewalk is across a parking lot from where the actual office is. They want him to move to a building on public property.

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Protesters Rally Against Afghanistan War Outside Perriello's Office

Updated: 06/16/2010 - Protesters gathered outside the office of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello Wednesday afternoon to voice disapproval of the war in Afghanistan. Organizers of the protest said they don't want members of Congress to vote for an additional $33.5 billion to pay for the Afghanistan war.

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Perriello Responds to Protesters' Requests

Updated: 06/16/2010 - In a letter to the Rutherford Institute, U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello has declined to pressure his landlord to allow protesters in the parking lot of his constituent services office in Charlottesville.

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Perriello Invites Constituents to Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Congressman Tom Perriello will hold a telephone town hall meeting with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Thursday, June 17, from 6:50 - 7:50pm to address issues of importance to rural communities.

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McKelvey Announces Formation of Political Action Committee

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Republican primary nominee Jim McKelvey announced the planned formation of a political action committee two days after the election. The PAC would seek out, train and help to elect conservative candidates on the local and state level who have never run for public office.

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5th District Congressional Election Begins to Take Shape

Updated: 06/09/2010 - Though Republican Party leadership is standing behind state Sen. Robert Hurt, who won Tuesday's Republican primary, the Jefferson Area Tea Party said they aren't ready to endorse anyone yet. Should they chose to endorse a different candidate, the party could cause a split in the Republican vote this November.

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Boyd: Lack of Time and Money Hindered the Campaign

Updated: 06/08/2010 - Albemarle County supervisor Ken Boyd gathered with supporters on Tuesday after the Republican primary. He said a lack of time and money in his campaign contributed to his loss to state Sen. Robert Hurt.

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State Sen. Robert Hurt Wins 5th District Republican Nomination

Updated: 06/09/2010 - State Sen. Robert Hurt has been declared the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary. Hurt beat out six other candidates and will face U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello in November's mid-term election for his congressional seat.

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