Frothy-mouthed carpetbagging liberals are raising their skinny fair-trade lattes this morning, in a toast to the news that Tom Perriello, Democratic challenger to Republican Congressman Virgil Goode, raised more money than the incumbent in calendar year 2007. At least that’s the way Goode is spinning the numbers (assembled by the Federal Election Commission and reported by the Danville Register & Bee). That paper quotes the Congressman to the effect that New Yorkers, Californians and Charlottesvillians (august company, no?) are behind the $266,665 Perriello raised last year; Goode himself pulled $165,010.
In 2007, Tom Perriello raised $266,665 to Virgil Goode’s $165,010.
Previous "This Just In" articles from this week:
TJ, the self-serving swindler [January 3]
New book depicts Jefferson as "impractical" and "self-deluded"
Wise decisions [February 2]
State, feeling public pressure, slows progress of Dominion’s Southwest Virginia plant
The game is on [February 1]
Alabama church steps up for Rutherford’s NFL lawsuit
New job tolls for Bell? [January 31]
Washington Post tabs Rob Bell as possible Attorney General candidate
Going global [January 30]
UVA’s Darden in top 100 business schools…in the world!
Virginia population boom surrounds Charlottesville [January 29]
Fluvanna, Orange and Louisa see highest increase