Goode to Go
Former Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.) is jumping into the race for his old House seat, a mostly rural chunk of central Virginia anchored around Charlottesville.
Once a candidate receives $5,000, he or she must file a statement of candidacy with the FEC.
“I’m filing that because a few people have sent me donations,” Goode said.
Goode said he’s not sure when he’ll decide about a rematch and that he’s more concerned with helping the GOP win state assembly races this year.
He sounds dedicated!
Goode’s loss was one of the real upsets of 2008, though people who paid attention to the fundraising of now-Rep. Tom Perriello (D), a lawyer with deep netroots connections, knew Goode was in trouble. Because he went down that year, he’s best remembered for his attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim congressman, but Goode was a Democrat-turned-Independent-turned-Republican who used to win comfortably in a district that voted narrowly for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.