"Greens Go All Out for Perriello"

"President Barack Obama will make a visit to Charlottesville, Va. on Friday to rally for Tom Perriello, the vulnerable freshman Democrat who has championed a number of White House causes in the past two years ... . House races don't usually draw this much attention. Nor do they draw as much spending as Perriello's has—outside groups have already poured $4 million into the race.

Environmental groups have been among the biggest spenders for Perriello, whose unabashed support of the House climate and energy bill last year won him quite a bit of cred in green circles. The Sierra Club has spent $450,000 on the race, while the League of Conservation Voters has spent another $525,000 on TV and radio ads, phones calls, mailers and canvassing."

Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones October 27, 2010.


"Global Warming Issue May Determine Key Races in Virginia" (Los Angeles Times)

"Climate Skeptics Wanted For GOP Primary" (Politico)

Source: Mother Jones, 10/27/2010