newsmoney race tightens in fifth

Money race tightens in Fifth


Republican challenger Robert Hurt actually slightly outpaced Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello in the money race in the third quarter, raising $900,000 to the $810,000 raised by the congressman, though both seem well-positioned for the final weeks of the race in terms of their access to cash.

“While Robert Hurt continues to take thousands from K Street lobbyists and companies that outsource American jobs, Tom Perriello has received a huge outpouring of support from thousands of working families in Virginia. Powerful special interests like the health insurance companies and oil billionaires are working desperately to get Robert Hurt in Congress because they know he will be a rubberstamp for their agenda. Our grassroots funding base is helping us fight back,” Perriello campaign spokeswoman Jessica Barba said.

Not to be outdone on the statement front was Hurt campaign manager Sean Harrison.

“Our campaign has seen a tremendous outpouring of support from 5th District voters,” Harrison said. “Central and Southside Virginians continue to line up behind Robert’s positive message of creating jobs by lowering taxes, reining in government spending, and reducing the size and scope of the federal government. These contributions will help us combat the hundreds of thousands of dollars Congressman Perriello is receiving from national liberal groups like George Soros’ and big labor bosses as we work to put an end to the job-killing, big spending Pelosi-Perriello agenda.”

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