Thursday, June 10, 2010

Birthday Money Bomb for Robert Hurt

In this past Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District, state Senator Robert Hurt became the GOP's nominee by winning more than 48 percent of the vote against a field of six rivals.

This means that Hurt goes on to face incumbent Representative Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) in the November general election.  Perriello, who was elected in 2008 by a margin of only 727 votes, has already raised at least $2 million to use in his campaign.  Both national parties have targeted the Fifth District as a "must win," so we can expect several million dollars will be poured into the race from both sides.

As it happens, state Senator Hurt will be celebrating his 41st birthday on Wednesday, June 16, just a few days from now.

Several Virginia bloggers are joining together to sponsor a "money bomb" for congressional candidate Robert Hurt during the 24 hours between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on June 16.  We are encouraging our readers to make a special birthday contribution to state Senator Hurt's campaign that day in whatever amounts they can.  (I like to make my initial contribution to any campaign in the amount of "$17.76," just a bit of symbolism that I hope the candidate takes to heart.)  Perhaps contributors can be creative with amounts of $41 (the candidate's new age) or $616 (the date:  6/16) or even $2010.

Here is the link to Robert Hurt's contributions page:  Donate to Robert Hurt.

For more information about the campaign, visit  You can also read my interview with Senator Hurt here.  For those in the Charlottesville area, there will be a GOP Unity Rally with Hurt and the other primary candidates on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Remember, the Robert Hurt for Congress Money Bomb will take place during the 24 hours of Wednesday, June 16, 2010.  Be sure to wish the candidate a happy birthday that day.

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Anonymous said...

I will donate to Jeffrey Clark he is the true conservative in this race.

kelley in virginia said...

great idea Mr. Sincere. And the $17.76 will definitely get his attention.

Anonymous said...

Donate all you want Tom has 2 million in the bank right now.Thank you Tom for caring enough to get us free health care.We went out and voted for Hurt like you want us to do now it is a tree way race.