12.29.10 U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 5th District Tom Perriello joins Coy to discuss what is next. Congressman Perriello recognizes the chance to reflect on his time in office, and he breaks down the various pieces of legislation passed during his term. Today, the conversation zooms in on the needs of veterans, the public education system, and much more. It’s one last chance to talk with Tom Perriello as a Congressman- and you can hear it here.
10.28.10 Congressman Tom Perriello of the 5th District discusses the upcoming election as well as his plan for Virginia with Coy Barefoot. Congressman Perriello talks about his progress with swing voters, and responds to caller questions concerning health care and the direction of the nation.
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Tom Perriello achieved what almost no one thought he could do. He defeated Republican incumbent Virgil Goode by only 745 votes. What were the factors that led to Perriello’s victory? Well, on January 5, 2009, the group Left of Center sponsored a panel discussion to explore that question, and to look ahead to what it means for Democrats in the 5th District.
1:00 – Introduction from Brevy Cannon of Left of Center
2:45 – Presentation by Brian Bills, Perriello’s personal assistant during the campaign
20:17 – Presentation by Kellie Palmer, who worked on a voter registration campaign in the rural southside
33:00 – Presentation by Rachel Klarman
43:00 – Comments from Will Goldsmith, News Editor at C-Ville Weekly
50:00 – Comments from Lindsay Barnes, Reporter from the Hook
56:00 – Comments from Fred Hudson, Chairman of the 5th District Democratic Party
Tom Perriello has claimed victory in his the race for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Though the results are not yet officials, Perrillo currently has a 745-point lead over incumbent Virgil Goode. Goode has not yet conceded, and vows to pursue a recount. More information at WSET-13.