Hurt says he’d be more accessible than Perriello.
I’m just going to enter this into the record:
Hurt was also asked if voters should expect him, if he is elected, to hold a similar number of town hall meetings as Perriello has over the last two years. During the run-up to the health care reform debate, Perriello held more town hall meetings with constituents than any other congressman.
Hurt declined to commit to holding a specific number of town hall meetings, but promised to listen to constituents.
“I can promise you this, I will certainly be as accessible if not more accessible than Congressman Perriello has been,” Hurt said.
Depending on how things turn out next week, this might be a pretty interesting promise—yes, he used the word “promise”—to look back on in a year or two. Perriello has been enormously accessible (recall that he’s repeatedly addressed Tea Party groups), setting a pretty high bar.