5th District Primary Candidate Campaigns on Limited Government
Virginia Senator Robert Hurt campaigned in Mecklenburg County yesterday as part of his goal to win a June Republican primary and ultimately unseat the incumbent 5th District Congressman this fall.
Virginia Senator Robert Hurt met with Southside Virginia residents Sunday afternoon in South Hill as part of his Republican primary campaign. He's hoping to be voted the Republican who will face Democrat Tom Perriello in November in the United States House of Representatives 5th District Congressional race. Hurt said he thinks his experience as a state legislator makes him the best candidate, and he thinks he knows what voters are looking for.
Hurt: We've got to restore the founding principles of limited government, not unlimited government but limited government, free markets, not government-run markets, and finally individual liberty. And those are the three things that I think people at their core as Americans want in this country and I think they're going to demand it in November.
Hurt, a Chatham attorney, now represents about one third of the U.S. 5th Congressional district in Virginia's 19th senatorial district, which includes Franklin, Pittsylvania and part of Campbell county. His stop in South Hill was an effort to meet Mecklenburg County voters he has not represented before.
Jeanne Faulconer, WCVE News, South Hill