Brian Walsh

As one of the few Democrats in America who is actively campaign on their voting record, Democrat Tom Perriello has made his votes for the Pelosi/Obama agenda a cornerstone of his campaign in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.  Proudly championing his party’s failed trillion dollar stimulus, government takeover of health care, and Cap-and-Trade, one has to wonder what kind of compensation Perriello is receiving in return. 

Well, with The Associated Press calling Perriello “a loyal vote for the White House,” and why he’s “the ideal Member in the White House’s worldview,” according to The Washington Post, it’s no shock that the president himself has praised Perriello as “an outstanding freshman” to whom he’s “grateful.”  And there lies the answer as to Perriello’s reward. 

Several liberal entities – including Pelosi’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association (NEA), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) & the Sierra Club, VoteVets.org and America’s Families First (AFF) – have and will continue to pour millions into Virginia’s 5th District to try and save their pawn.  Even Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent NBC News, predicted three months ago, “I think you’re going to see, number one, a lot of money funneled in here because I think the White House is going to almost demand it.”

Perriello’s funding advantage in the homestretch of this election has quickly swelled to nearly 6-1 over Republican Robert Hurt


Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.