Tag: laurence verga

Verga launches America Works tour

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Standing with the owners of several businesses in the Fifth District, Laurence Verga kicked off his campaign’s America Works Tour. “America Works for its citizens when they have ample opportunities for employment. America Works for its citizens when they can pursue their dreams freely. And America Works for its […]


Laurence Verga: Stop the funding

Column by Laurence Verga www.vergaforcongress.com   After Sunday’s passage of an unconstitutional government takeover of our health-care system, Republicans are searching aloud for ways to undo this travesty. While I support and have signed The Club for Growth’s “Repeal It” pledge, this couldn’t realistically happen until we have a Republican president and Congress, which at […]


Verga statement on incident at Perriello home

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Fifth District Republican nomination candidate Laurence Verga issued a statement this morning on the incident at the home of the older brother of Congressman Tom Perriello. “I condemn any acts or promotion of violence against Congressman Tom Perriello’s family or any American for that matter. Disagreements over policy should […]


GOP candidates press Perriello – and each other

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello is facing a full-court press from the Republicans gunning for the chance to knock him off in November. The press might work better if the GOP’ers weren’t trying at the same time to steal the ball from each other. “My opponent Jim McKelvey put […]


Verga: ‘There is a better way’

   Column by Laurence Verga www.vergaforcongress.com Wednesday night, President Obama tried to press the reset button on his disastrous presidency and once again fell short. After driving up record deficits and wasting $800 billion on a failed stimulus bill that has only stimulated our debt, Obama’s disingenuous proposals to create jobs and reduce our debt […]


Perriello’s priority: Unions or constituents?

   Column by Laurence Verga www.vergaforcongress.com Today special-interest politics seems just as American as baseball or apple pie. It has become so commonplace that it takes a real stinker to shock anyone anymore. The latest is perhaps the most ethically egregious and economically damaging to Virginia I’ve ever witnessed; a proposed five-year exemption for unions […]


Verga aims at Hurt in Fifth

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It’s clear that Laurence Verga has his eyes locked on State Sen. Robert Hurt. “I challenge Senator Hurt to show leadership and join me in signing the pledge,” Verga said in a press statement announcing that he had signed on to the Club for Growth’s Repeal It Pledge, through […]


Hurt, Verga release fundraising numbers

    Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Fifth District Republican congressional-nomination candidates Robert Hurt and Laurence Verga released their campaign-fundraising numbers for the most recent financial quarter on Thursday, and based on the numbers the two appear to be on quite the collision course heading into the June party primary. Hurt, a state senator representing the Danville […]


Focus | McPadden: ‘(C)hange the party from the inside out’

Congressional candidate pushes back-to-basics GOP campaign Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The tea-party protests of the summer motivated many on the right. It was another protest half a world away that motivated Mike McPadden to run for Congress. “Those kids were out there in the streets fighting for their liberties. That was a watershed moment […]


Focus | Verga makes case for GOP nomination in Fifth

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net What’s wrong with America, if you ask Laurence Verga, isn’t just with the direction that the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress is taking, but what their Republican predecessors did, or rather didn’t do, ahead of them. “One of the reasons our country is in the challenged position it […]


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 […]