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TOM PERRIELLO RAISES MONEY OFF DEFEAT OF GOP HEALTH CARE BILL

By SETH MCLAUGHLIN, Washington Times

A Democratic candidate for governor is raising money off of the GOP’s failure to pass an overhaul of the health care system. Former Rep. Tom Perriello, who is running against Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, blasted out a “the resistance is working” fundraising email attributing the House GOP’s decision to pull its plan to repeal Obamacare last week to the opposition from grassroots activists.

VaNews March 28, 2017



PERRIELLO PULLS EVEN WITH NORTHAM IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR, CNU POLL FINDS

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Democrats Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are neck-and-neck in their contest to earn their party's nomination in the Virginia governor's race, according to a new poll by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy that found a split among Democratic voters based on who they supported in last year's presidential primary.

VaNews March 28, 2017



GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TOM PERRIELLO MAKES CAMPAIGN STOP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

By JACOB WILKINS, Cavalier Daily

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman Tom Perriello held a town hall March 23 at the Haven in downtown Charlottesville in which over 200 people poured into the former church to discuss the issue of health care. The event began with comments by Perriello’s policy director, Leah Greenberg, who is also a co-author of "Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” which embraces grassroots organizing against President Donald Trump.

VaNews March 27, 2017



TOM PERRIELLO VISITS CHARLOTTESVILLE, DEFENDS ACA

NBC 29

Former Congressman Tom Perriello is speaking out about the looming health care vote. The Democrat, who is also running for governor, held a town hall Thursday night in Charlottesville. Many turned out at The Haven on East Market Street for the event, which was held on the anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law. Perriello touted his hard work on the Affordable Care Act and defended what the legislation have accomplished.

VaNews March 24, 2017



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM VISITS CHARLOTTESVILLE

NBC 29

One of the candidates running to be Virginia’s next governor is making a swing through central Virginia. Democrat and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam stopped at the Charlottesville Medical Center for Women Thursday afternoon. The Albemarle County facility provides services including abortion. Northam says he's among those keeping an eye on what happens in Congress.

VaNews March 24, 2017



OBAMA TEAM LINES UP BEHIND PERRIELLO

By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI AND KEVIN ROBILLARD, Politico

Seeking to drape himself in the mantle of Barack Obama in his Virginia gubernatorial race, former Rep. Tom Perriello on Wednesday began circulating a letter showing support from more than two dozen members of the former president’s staff, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.

VaNews March 23, 2017



VIRGINIA’S JUNE PRIMARY POSES THE FIRST MAJOR TEST FOR DEMOCRATS IN TRUMP ERA

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Ralph Northam is not a fiery campaigner for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia. Most voters still don’t know who he is, despite the fact that he’s been lieutenant governor for the past three years. But that may not matter, at least for the June 13 primary. Northam has spent years building an army of loyalists across the state who can amplify his voice and do the single most important thing: Get voters to show up at the polls.

VaNews March 22, 2017



PASTA SUPPER SURPRISE: PROTEST INTERRUPTS DEM DINNER PARTY

By SAMANTHA BAARS , C'ville Weekly

Gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello and three lieutenant governor hopefuls were in town over the weekend for the Charlottesville Democratic Party’s 17th annual pasta supper and auction. New on this year’s menu was an Atlantic Coast Pipeline protest in which seven sign-carrying UVA students took the stage to demand that the candidates oppose the $6 billion project. Perriello has been vocal about his opposition to the pipeline, while Northam has been silent on the issue, but has reportedly accepted more than $97,000 from Dominion Energy, a major company backing the pipeline, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

VaNews March 22, 2017



DISRUPTIVE 'INDIVISIBLE' GROUP COULD SHAKE VA. GOVERNOR'S RACE

WUSA

They were once a group of stunned staffers on Capitol Hill, wanting in the waning days of 2016 to stand up to President Donald J. Trump. They created an electronic, shareable Google Document in December, while wounds of Democratic defeat were still raw. ...But now the group is poised to enter the Virginia governor’s race, with the leading Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam set to meet with Indivisible members in Reston late Tuesday.

VaNews March 23, 2017



NORTHAM, PERRIELLO SLAM GILLESPIE TAX PLAN, GET DISRUPTED

By HAWES SPENCER, WCVE

At a Saturday night (3/18) appearance in Charlottesville, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello slammed the planned tax cut by Republican front-runner Ed Gillespie. Perriello on Gillespie's plan: “He’s basically repeating the same Bush tax cuts that destroyed our economy--a terrible deal for the American middle class working class.” And Northam says, “It doesn’t do anything for the working class and the poor.” They agree on that, but not on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which Perriello--and a handful of young women crashing this Democratic pasta dinner--oppose. Fireworks ensued.

VaNews March 21, 2017