Virginia - U.S. House, District 5

as of October 8

The Candidates

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Tom Perriello

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: October 9, 1974
  • Residence: , VA

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Robert Hurt

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: June 16, 1969
  • Residence: Chatham, VA

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Previous Results

    Virginia U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Tom Perriello DEM 158,810 50.1%
    Virgil Goode REP 158,083 49.9%

    U.S. President: Virginia (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,959,532 52.7%
    John McCain REP 1,725,005 46.4%
    Ralph Nader IND 11,483 0.3%
    Bob Barr LIB 11,067 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 7,474 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 2,344 0.1%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 8, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 1, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 10, 2010

      GOP May Bring Down Democrat Perriello

      Democrat Tom Perriello won his seat in 2008 by 727 votes over incumbent Republican Virgil Goode, who began his career as a Democrat, then became an independent, before switching to the GOP. Perriello knew he was targeted for defeat from Day One, but he nonetheless voted for the health care bill. Robert Hurt, a state senator, has his own problems; he voted for a tax increase in 2004 in the state Legislature. One thing that has the potential of hurting Hurt's chances is the presence on the ballot of Jeff Clark, a conservative independent. -Ken Rudin

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