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 off one of the biggest upsets in the country, squeaking past 6-term incumbent Virgil Goode with a razor-thin margin of 700 votes. Speakers will include two reporters that covered the campaign closely—the Hook’s Lindsay Barnes, and Will Goldsmith from C-Ville Weekly; two senior campaign staff—Tom’s personal assistant Brian Bills, and Rachael Klarman, a lead organizer in Danville; Kelli Palmer, who led efforts that registered 5000 new voters in Southside; and 5th District Democratic Chairman Fred Hudson, to provide some historical perspective. The event is free and open to the public.
Brevy Cannon has put together a great event here. Whether you were a true believer all along, or somebody who would have bet cash money that Goode would beat down Tom Perriello, this is bound to be interesting. I hope to see you there.