The group gathered in the parking lot outside Hurt’s Berkmar Circle office for about half an hour. After a few speeches, the crowd dispersed, with some attendees going to speak to office staff who were inside handling casework.
Some were upset that no representative from Hurt’s office came out to the event.
“When we did this at [Rep. Tom] Perriello’s office, he always had a representative to come down and listen to us,” said Don Woodsmall. “And no Hurt representative down here today? I’ve got to tell you, I’m severely disappointed.”
It was just in October that Hurt said: “I can promise you this, I will certainly be as accessible if not more accessible than Congressman Perriello has been.”