Tuesday, October 26, 2010

OUCH, people! Rep. Tom Perriello needs our help!

photo: Rep. Tom Perriello

Grabbed this from today's very awesome (and free) Politico Morning Energy e-newsletter:

FIRST LOOK - The Sierra Club today launches its latest television spot in defense of a vulnerable House Democrat, this time in Virginia's 5th district, where Rep. Tom Perriello is scrambling to make up ground on his GOP challenger, Robert Hurt. According to a poll taken earlier this month, Hurt's holding onto a six-point lead over the freshman lawmaker.

The six-figure ad buy will run in the district from now through the election. It is the latest in a recent spending-binge from the group, which late last week paid a combined $800K for ad buys backing a trio of other House Dems locked in difficult reelection battles. Today's ad is also the second from the group in defense of Perriello (the first one was done in partnership with LCV). If you're wondering, the spot says the incumbent likes jobs, clean energy and veterans. And Hurt? Not so much. No word on where either man comes down on puppies and the elderly. Watch it here:

HEAVY SPENDING - As of yesterday more than 20 groups had spent a combined $4.2 million on the contest, placing it seventh in the country in terms of outside-group spending on a House race, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports this morning in a look at the race.

YOU CAN HELP. Got this today from a friend:

Help LCV re-elect a great Environmental Champion, Rep. Tom Perriello!

LCV is organizing a canvass trip to Virginia’s 5th congressional district from Saturday, October 30th – Tuesday, November 2nd. Housing, transportation, and food will be provided.

Please volunteer for any part of the four days that you are available. Sign up here to help re-elect Tom Perriello.

Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Can't make it to Virginia? You can still help. Got this in an email today from Obama, via Mother Jones:

Right now, my Democratic allies in the House are preparing for the final days of this campaign. Your support to help them raise $1 million before Tuesday will determine how many doors they can knock on, how many phones they can dial, and how many Democratic voters they can get to the polls.

Contribute before Tuesday's deadline to fund our final get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of my great Democratic partners in the House. Your support will be matched by a group of generous Democrats.

After I made a contribution I was directed to this web page that has an inspiring video on it that includes behind-the-scenes coverage of young people who are working on the Perriello campaign. I hope we win!

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