Tag: congressman tom perriello

Poll: Hurt is the early frontrunner in the Fifth GOP race

  Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The conventional wisdom in the Fifth District Republican congressional race has been that Southside State Sen. Robert Hurt is the early frontrunner. A poll released Friday morning confrims the conventional wisdom. Hurt leads the seven-candidate field with 22 percent of projected primary voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling this […]


A conservative’s take on the Fifth

Former candidate blogs, talks up congressional race Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Republicans can knock off freshman Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello in November, but it won’t be easy. The assumption among some on the right is that Perriello won in 2008 on the coattails of Barack Obama, but as Internet-radio host Bradley Rees points […]


Perriello: End antitrust exemption for health-insurance companies

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello and Congresswoman Betsy Markey will introduce legislation this week that will repeal the special antitrust exemption for health-insurance companies and medical malpractice insurance companies. The measure would end special treatment for the insurance industry that allows them to fix prices, collude with each other, […]


Perriello passes $1M mark in fundraising

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The Perriello campaign announced on Friday its year-end FEC filing will reflect $1,140,470 raised for the 2010 election cycle, with $874,128 cash on hand for the election year. The campaign starts this election year in this strong position by running an aggressive, grassroots donor program, raising money from 2,118 […]


Perriello introduces legislation to ban foreign corporate money from U.S. elections

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has introduced legislation that would ban electioneering activity by corporations whose shareholders include any foreign nationals. Perriello introduced H.R. 4523, the Save Our Democracy From Foreign Influence Act of 2010, to close a dangerous loophole that “would appear to afford the same protection to […]


State of the Union: A Virginia perspective

  Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Everything you wanted to know about the State of the Union, but were afraid to ask. We have the full texts and videos of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Republican response. We also have reactions from Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, congressmen […]


Show me the money

Court strikes down restrictions on corporate campaign financing Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The best government that money can buy – it’s official now. “Their decision announced today in Citizens United v. FEC is constitutionally irresponsible and will surely bring about an anti-democratic revolution in how we finance elections in this country. Today, basic pillars […]


Perriello: Transparency key in health-care debate

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Congressman Tom Perriello released the following statement regarding transparency in the final negotiations of health care reform legislation. The Fifth District congressman has also signed on to a letter to congressional leaders urging them to hold a conference committee, rather than informal discussions, to reconcile the differences between the […]


Fifth District Report

  Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov As we close out 2009, here is a summary of all that we have accomplished during my first year in office. When I was sworn in almost a year ago, our economy was on the brink of collapse. While we still have a long way to go toward complete […]


Focus | Perriello ’10: A safe bet? Hardly

Story by Chris Graham We’re about a year away from the November 2010 elections, though you wouldn’t know that by watching local TV and seeing the wall-to-wall commercials telling you about what Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has been doing up in Washington. First it was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with an ad in […]


Perriello to host telephone town hall

WHAT: Congressman Perriello invites all Fifth District constituents to dial in to a telephone town hall meeting on health care reform. Constituents will have an opportunity to ask questions of the congressman and to express concerns. The call is free and participants may dial in at any time. This is the third telephone town hall […]