Obama to Stump for Perriello Friday
Jessica Barba, campaign spokeswoman for Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), tells TWI that President Obama will stump for the embattled Democrat on Friday in Charlottesville, Va.
Obama’s visit comes just days before the midterm elections. Perriello is in a tight race with his Republican opponent, state Sen. Robert Hurt. Hurt has criticized Perriello for being the “rubber stamp” of the Obama administration and the visit will likely play into those criticisms. Perriello, a freshman Democrat, has caught flack in his conservative Virginia district for voting for the House health care and cap-and-trade bills.