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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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Va. Responds to Motion to Dismiss Health Care Suit

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Virginia on Monday disputed the Obama administration's claim that the state lacks standing to challenge the new federal health care reform law, saying federal officials are wrong in contending that the law is within the scope of the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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Voter Turnout Low for 5th District Republican Primary

Updated: 06/08/2010 - The 5th District Republican Primary race is underway Tuesday, and voter turnout in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville is very low. However, the low turnout is exactly what officials expected.

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Verga Addresses Health Rumors, Kidney Transplant

Updated: 06/07/2010 - On his website and in a YouTube video, 5th District Republican candidate Laurence Verga addressed rumors and questions about his health. He said despite a kidney problem, he is healthy enough to campaign and serve people in the congressional district.

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McDonnell Asks Commission for Government Reform Ideas

Posted: 06/07/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking the commission he formed to streamline government to come up with big and bold ideas. He's also telling Democrats upset with his pick to lead the group to "get out of the way" of reform.

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Fifth District Candidates Prepare for Tuesday's Primary

Posted: 06/07/2010 - There are two days until the Fifth District Republican Primary. It will be a crucial couple of days as candidates try to rally support for a primary that's expected to have a low turn out.

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Democrats Go Door to Door Encouraging People to Vote

Posted: 06/07/2010 - "Organizing for America" launched a campaign Saturday, aimed at 2008's first-time voters. Their goal is to get people who voted for Barack Obama in the Presidential election to vote for Fifth-District Congressman Tom Perriello in November.

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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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