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Running Tally of Results for the VA-05 Democratic Caucuses [UPDATED 4/21]

See below for a running total of delegates for each candidate (Leslie Cockburn, RD Huffstetler, Andrew Sneathern, Ben Cullop) for the VA-05 Democratic nominating...

Video: VA-05 Dems Debate in Danville

See below for video from last night's VA-05 Democratic debate in Danville. According to GoDanRiver: "Gun control, health care, education, poverty and economic development were...

Video: Indivisible Charlottesville Holds VA-05 Dems Candidate Forum

I just wanted to post this for now; will try to watch it later and take some notes. According to Charlottesville Newsplex, "After watching...

With 1,000 Votes Exactly, Final Results of VA-05 Dems Poll: Cockburn...

And now for a poll on VA-05. The Democrats running are: Leslie Cockburn, Ben Cullop, RD Huffstetler and Andrew Sneathern. Note that this nomination...

Video: “Women of the Fifth” VA-05 Democratic Candidates Forum

This VA-05 "Women of the Fifth" forum was held on Sunday; check out the video to get a better idea who's running, what they...

Video: Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA05) Shows Why He Needs to Go;...

The following video is appalling on many levels. First, note the condescension and arrogance by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA05). Second, further note that Garrett...

Video: Full House for VA-05 Dem Candidates Forum; All Four Candidates...

From the looks of the VA-05 Democratic debate - nice job by the Albemarle Dems, by the way! - held this morning in Albemarle...

Jane Dittmar for Congress Campaign: “Tom Garrett’s Top Ten Most Ridiculous...

I strongly encourage all VA-05 voters to opt for Democrat Jane Dittmar instead of far-far-right-wing Republican Tom Garrett. You'll be happy you did! Tom Garrett’s...

Obama coming to Charlottesville for Perriello

the word came out on an email blast from the RTD.   Their website has this brief piece on it

Obama will be there on Friday.  

A White House official confirmed the president's plans but did not have further details.

It is quite unusual for the President to make this kind of trip for only one Congressional district.  I wonder if this is in conjunction with other stops that day.  

If nothing else, it confirms how important Perriello's seat is.  Tom has already had events with Arne Duncan and Tom Vilsack, a telephone event with George Miller, and as a freshman got onto transportation and infrastructure.  We always knew this would be a battle.

Hopefully the President's presence will energize the young people and serve also to help maximize African-American turnout in the district.

UPDATE by Lowell: According to reporter Adam Rhew, "Perriello campaign announces congressman will be on Colbert Report tomorrow night."

In Praise of Perriello

He won his seat in 2008 by 727 votes over a longtime incumbent

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McCain carried his district.

He voted for healthcare reform and for the energy bill.

He is in the crosshairs of Sarah Palin.

Republicans and - thanks to Citizens United - corporations will spend millions to defeat him.

He is one of the very best Congressman around.

His name is Tom Perriello, of Virginia's 5th Congressional District, and I want to praise him.