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Obama can't save Perriello

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President Obama campaigned for only one individual congressman this fall: Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia. Perriello lost tonight to Republican Robert Hurt 53 percent to 45 percent.

 Perriello, as closely identified with President Obama as any congressman in the House, doubled down on his alliance on Friday when he and the president campaigned together in Charlottesville.

During the campaign, Hurt consistently called Perriello a rubber stamp for the president and Nancy Pelosi.


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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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