Campaign 2010

Feb 27, 2009

Memo to Virgil Goode: You’re Not In Congress

Goode Presents Faux Checks for Local Projects Passed by Congress

 

Ex-Congressman Virgil Goode seems to have missed the message voters sent last November when they voted him out of office.  The former Representative was out in Congressman Tom Perriello's district yesterday, claiming credit for funding for local projects and presenting faux checks to local officials.

 

"Someone needs to break the news to Virgil Goode so here it goes: you're not in Congress," said Jessica Santillo, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Goode's desperate attempt to claim credit for these projects is strange and inappropriate at best."

 

The projects were included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009.

 

Background:

 

  • The Franklin News Post reported that Former Rep. Virgil Goode announced Thursday that three grants totaling almost $1.5 million will be coming to Franklin County. [Franklin News Post, 2/27/2009]

 

  • Goode also reportedly presented faux checks at Estes Center in Chase City and at the HBR-Historic Boydton Renaissance.

 

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