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Robert Hurt: The president still fails to deliver plan to defeat ISIS

Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.


Poll: Hurt has six-point edge over Perriello

Republican nominee Robert Hurt has a six-point lead over Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello in a new poll of voters in the Fifth District congressional race. The Roanoke College poll gives Hurt a 46 percent-40 percent lead over Perriello. Independent Jeffrey Clark polls 1 percent of the vote, with 13 percent undecided. The poll includes interviews […]


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 […]


WhenVirginiaWasBlue.com: Perriello goes after Hurt on jobs

Republican nominee Robert Hurt has a hole in his jobs platform on free trade. “Robert Hurt is a typical politician who remains so out of touch with the experience of working families that he doesn’t even realize the devastating effects free-trade agreements have had on the Fifth District. Now he’s even pledging to continue supporting […]


Hurt pledges to defund health-care reform: Good politics, but is it good policy?

Robert Hurt’s move to sign the DeFundIt.org pledge to pull funding from the health-care reform measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March is good politics. It’s probably also bad policy, but you could say that policy is the province of those who are good at politics first. “By signing […]


Poll: Hurt has big early lead over Perriello

Republicans need the Fifth District to take back control of Congress. The Fifth appears to be the GOP’s for the taking, according to a Survey USA poll released on Tuesday. The poll has Republican challenger Robert Hurt leading Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello by a 58 percent-to-35 percent margin. Independent Jeffrey Clark polls 4 percent. Hurt, […]


What does early Perriello money lead mean for November?

You look at the money race in the Fifth District, and it’s no race at all, really. Democrat Tom Perriello has $1.7 million in cash on hand while his Republican opponent, Robert Hurt, has $212,000, according to reports filed by the respective campaigns with the Federal Election Commission. Those numbers are bound to change between […]


Poll: Hurt leads GOP race in Fifth

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   State Sen. Robert Hurt appears to be breaking away from the crowded field of candidates for the Republican nomination in the Fifth District.