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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:39 PM

Tom Perriello Reportedly Open To Virginia Governor Bid In 2013



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/tom-perriello-virginia-governor-2013_n_2203937.html

Tom Perriello Reportedly Open To Virginia Governor Bid In 2013

Posted: 11/28/2012 10:08 am EST Updated: 11/28/2012 12:15 pm EST

WASHINGTON -- Tom Perriello is reportedly considering a bid for Virginia's governor's seat in 2013, according to sources close to the former Democratic congressman.

The news was first tweeted on Tuesday night by Ben Tribbett, a prominent Virginia Democratic blogger, who said Perriello "hasn't totally ruled out a run for Governor in 2013."

Sources close to Perriello confirmed to The Huffington Post that he is considering a gubernatorial bid.

Perriello served one term in Virginia's 5th congressional district, beating then-incumbent Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.) in a long-shot bid by just 727 votes. On the campaign and in Congress, he was a favorite of the progressive community. In 2010, Perriello lost to Republican Robert Hurt. The Democratic congressman faced a wave of negative ads from groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity. During the race, Perriello played down partisan differences, defining the race as being between the corporate establishment versus the people -- a theme that was widely used during the 2012 elections as well.


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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:48 PM

1. Excellent news! Now to get the slimey prick McCauliffe to yield......

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. Certainly better than McAuliffe.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. He would be the better pick for democrats.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:00 PM

4. As a VA resident, I say PLEASE RUN! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:31 PM

5. I'd Be Happy To Vote For Him

but I'm getting out of this backward state as soon as I can.
Virginia has been dead wrong on too many issues for a progressive like me
and I won't put up with it any longer. Adios MF ....

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