The only press coverage that Goode is getting for his wacky fourth-party presidential bid is for the possibility that he may be a spoiler for Romney in Virginia. This is another story in that vein. If Romney does lose Virginia by Goode’s Tuesday tally, a lot of people will be upset, but I’m pretty confident […]
Here’s the thing about Rep. Robert Hurt: he’s a perfectly average congressman. It’s tough to campaign against average. There’s a reason why just a shade less than 100% of Congressmen seeking reelection are successful: they keep their mouths shut and try not to do anything, while their staff dutifully arranges tours of the Capitol, mails […]
Yes indeed, it’s happening. Goode is running on the Constitution Party ticket, as has been suspected for the past year. His campaign treasurer is, as always, his wife. The question is whether he’ll crack 0.5% of the vote. My suspicion is that, no, he won’t. →
Chris Frashure: Virgil Goode Running for President?Remember when Goode was a Democrat? Remember when he was an independent? Remember when he was a Republican? Well, now he's a member of the Constitution Party, and he wants to run for president. This should be hilarious. ThinkProgress: Herman Cain Pledges Not To Sign Any Bill Longer Than […]
Del. Rob Bell, quoted in today’s Daily Progress: [W]e can all remember how negative mailings filled with innuendo and personal attacks helped defeat Virgil Goode in 2008. Does anybody have the faintest idea of what he’s talking about? I’m not aware of a single such mailing going out. Rep. Tom Perriello ran a very clean […]
While winding my way home from Saratoga Springs this morning I was surprised to get word that Virgil Goode won’t be challenging Rep. Tom Perriello. (Or, parsing his words strictly, he won’t be seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Perriello.) This ought to result in a quick flood of folks announcing their candidacy for the […]
Virgil Goode reports having raised a whopping $154 in the latest filing period, Brian McNeill reports for the Daily Progress. Goode has filed to run for his old seat, but he won’t commit to actually doing it. At this point it seems pretty unlikely.
Mickey Powell writes for the Martinsville Bulletin: Former congressman Virgil Goode Jr. said Thursday he plans to decide soon whether to run again for the 5th District U.S. House of Representatives seat. The veteran lawmaker, a Republican from Rocky Mount, said his decision is “not too far off,” but “I haven’t set an iron clad […]
This guy says he’s running against Rep. Tom Perriello. He claims that the Goode only lost “for not running on the FairTax,” which is the notion of replacing our existing tax structure with something considerably more regressive, a national sales tax.
I’ve been chewing over the news of Virgil Goode’s (potential) candidacy against Rep. Tom Perriello for the past 36 hours. Goode has filed to run, although he told The Hill: “I’m filing that because a few people have sent me donations.” (Translation: “I’m thinking about running, and I’ve raised some money to that end.”) I […]
Former congressman Virgil Goode went on a little goodbye check-handing-out tour of the district, telling them that he’d gotten them federal funding. The trouble is that he hadn’t gotten the funding at all; the bill didn’t pass. Goode left these groups high and dry. He knew that the money wouldn’t come through, and didn’t tell […]
A couple of Fifth District papers are taking a look back at former congressman Virgil Goode’s history as a career politician. In the Roanoke Times, Janelle Rucker finds that Goode isn’t saying what he’ll be doing next. I can’t imagine he’d do real well as a lobbyist; he was so ineffective in Washington, and was […]
On Monday, Left of Center’s monthly meeting is all about how Tom Perriello managed to unseat Virgil Goode: Left of Center Jan. 5 Event: How Perriello Won When: Monday, Jan. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Rapture, Downtown Mall A Left of Center speaker panel will discuss how Virginia’s 5th District Congressman-Elect Tom Perriello pulled […]
It’s official—Tom Perrillo has won the recount. Rep. Virgil Goode is soon to be, simply, Mr. Virgil Goode, a bigoted old man who can spend his remaining years complaining about Mexican flags and the evils of Islam to his morning group at Hardee’s. The Fifth District is Democratic. The majority of Virginia’s congressional delegation is […]
Quoth Tom Perriello on December 11th: Our brave troops serving overseas absolutely deserve to have their voices heard and their votes counted in this election and all elections as they fight for our Democracy. That is why I strongly believe that those military ballots in question that arrived late and were held aside should be […]
The final campaign finance numbers are in for the 5th District race, and it looks like Tom Perriello just buried Virgil Goode in money. Goode spent $1.8M, while Perriello spent $1.7M, but the difference was made up by outside groups. Various political committees spent $150k on behalf of Goode, compared to $1.2M on behalf of […]
Rick Sincere tells me that it’s official: the 5th District recount will be held on Tuesday, December 16. The specific rules dictating how this recount will be conducted will be set by the circuit court on the morning of Friday the 12th. As I’ve said, it’s just hugely unlikely that the results are going to […]
Tom Perriello has been certified as the winner in the 5th CD election, with a lead of 745 votes. Rep. Virgil Goode is challenging the outcome, and understandably enough. It’s being called a “recount,” but no actual recounting takes place. It’s more of a re-canvas, making sure that the total number of votes on each […]
Lloyd Snook explains the years of ground work that were necessary for Tom Perriello to win here in the Fifth District.
Virgil Goode complains that Tom Perriello outspent him by $3,000,000. Does anybody have the faintest idea of what he’s talking about? Does this have some basis in crazy-math, or did Goode just invent this astronomical figure?