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Hurt endorsed by small business association

News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th District, was endorsed for re-election Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business, a small-business association with 1,386 members in the district. NFIB President Lisa Goeas said Hurt “is committed to doing big things for small business.”

VaNews August 3, 2012


Committee OKs Hurt bill to shield farm ponds

By RAY REED, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

A bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th District, to shield farmers and loggers from federal regulators was approved Wednesday by a House of Representatives committee. The measure, House Bill 4278, would let landowners build farm ponds without getting permits from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.

VaNews August 2, 2012


Douglass, Hurt spar over uranium mining

By GRAHAM MOOMAW , Danville Register & Bee

Democrat John Douglass revived an old line of attack this week when he accused Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, of standing to gain financially from a controversial uranium mining project proposed for Southside Virginia, a charge the Hurt campaign dismissed as false and a sign of “desperation.” Douglass is challenging Hurt in the 5th District and he blasted Hurt over ties to the uranium mine at a forum held Monday night in Charlottesville.

VaNews August 2, 2012


Douglass warns federal budget cuts would hit Virginia hard

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Democratic congressional candidate John Douglass said Monday that looming federal spending cuts would have a “very serious” economic impact in defense-heavy Virginia. “It is not the cuts per se. It is the method of the cuts,” said Douglass, a retired Air Force brigadier general who went on to work at the Pentagon as a top acquisition and procurement official for the Navy. “It’s just percentage cuts on everything ... and everything cannot be the same priority. It’s the responsibility of Congress to set those priorities and they have failed to do it.”

VaNews July 31, 2012


Douglass draws a crowd at Danville forum

By TIFFANY HOLLAND, Danville Register & Bee

Congressional candidate Gen. John Douglass drew a crowd at the Danville Regional Airport on Tuesday when more than 60 people came out for the first “town hall” forum for the Fauquier County Democrat running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th District. After launching his “Help Virginia Families Plan” last week in Danville, Douglass came back to talk to residents about the plan in more detail. He also added some local representatives from the education, faith, veterans, farming and business communities to talk about some of their issues.

VaNews July 25, 2012


Douglass works to get message out about campaign

By RAY REED, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Democratic congressional candidate John Douglass attracted a small crowd Monday for a midday campaign stop where he promoted his plan for helping families raise children and find jobs. Douglass, a retired Air Force general, is running against first-term Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th District.

VaNews July 18, 2012


Douglass brings campaign to Southside

By TIFFANY HOLLAND, Danville Register & Bee

On Monday, Democratic congressional candidate John Douglass made a sweeping campaign tour of the 5th District. About a dozen supporters were at Ballou Park in Danville to brave the heat and listen to the retired general’s speech outlining his plan to help Virginia families.

VaNews July 17, 2012


Rep. Robert Hurt statement on health care reform repeal vote

News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement after voting to repeal the President’s health care law that was enacted last Congress. This is the second time the House has voted to repeal this law. It passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 244–185

VaNews July 12, 2012


Douglass challenges Hurt to five debates, town halls

Danville Register & Bee

Democrat John Douglass has challenged Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, to appear at five debates and town halls with him over the course of four months leading to Election Day. Douglass, a retired Air Force brigadier general, is challenging Hurt in Virginia’s sprawling 5th District, which stretches from the border with North Carolina to the outer suburbs of Washington, D.C.

VaNews July 10, 2012


Virginia leaders laud, decry Supreme Court health care ruling

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Virginia’s political figures sprang into action Thursday morning with Republicans and Democrats reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s landmark health care bill. “It’s a sad day, I think, for freedom,” Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, said in an interview.

VaNews June 29, 2012