House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be in Norfolk today campaigning and hosting a fundraiser for the 2nd district campaign of Democrat Glenn Nye.
The Houses third-ranking Democrat will appear along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D) for a breakfast at the Town Point Club. Several local luminaries, including retired Navy officers, are serving as hosts.
Nye, a businessman and former foreign service officer, is hoping to knock off Rep. Thelma Drake (R) in the southeast Virginia 2nd district. Drake narrowly defeated Virginia Beach city official Phil Kellam (D) in the previous cycle, but state and national Democrats have high hopes for taking the seat this fall.
Goode Foe Spreading Good Word on Radio
For the first paid advertisement of his Congressional campaign to unseat 5th district Rep. Virgil Goode (R), attorney Tom Perriello (D) has released a bio ad that will run on Christian radio stations.
In the new ad, Perriello says he has attempted to answer Gods calling in his life through his work with various nonprofit groups. Then he says he wants to continue that effort by serving in Congress.
Im running for Congress in the community where I was born and raised because I believe we deserve leaders who will focus on right and wrong instead of right and left, Perriello says.
Toms faith is a big part of his motivation for running for Congress, spokeswoman Jessica Barba said Monday. This is our way of telling Toms story and where he came from.
This isnt the first time Perriello has made his faith a part of his campaign.
Last month, Perriello announced a new initiative in which his campaign would tithe 10 percent of all its volunteer hours to community service projects around the district.