Tom Perriello on Principles & Values
Endorsed by Our Revolution national progressive group
[Candidate endorsed by the local progressive group coming out of the 2016 Bernie Sanders for President campaign. Their self-description]:
The goal of Our Revolution is to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the
transformative energy of the "political revolution." Our Revolution is made up of hundreds of local groups all across the world, and all of our endorsements must first originate with a nomination from an official group.
Source: Our Revolution endorsement for 2016 U.S. Congress
, Nov 1, 2017
2008: Opponent lost due to staff gay film scandal
Elected by a margin of only 727 votes in 2008, Perriello ran as a religious conservative. He claimed that "his nonprofit work was a way of answering God's calling." He defeated 6-term incumbent conservative GOP congressman Virgil Goode, after it turned
out that Goode's press secretary had appeared in a low-budget gay-themed film.
Perriello's district leans conservative: McCain carried it with 51% of the vote. Many wonder whether Perriello would have won if it hadn't been for the gay film scandal.
Source: Take Back America, by Dick Morris, p.219
, Apr 13, 2010
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