Perriello’s outside donors
When he announced that he raised $600,000 in the first fund raising quarter of 2010, Perriello made a big deal of getting donations from all 22 localities in his district. That may be true, but a closer look at where his donations came from tells a rather revealing story about Perriello’s support.
Perriello’s announcement didn’t reveal that forty percent of his campaign contributions come from outside Virginia . And of his in-state donations, 66% come from one area: Charlottesville . Here are the top metro areas for Perriello’s donors:
DC area 86,825
New York 77,503
Tidewater area 15,966
Why is so much money is pouring in to Perriello from these areas? Maybe it is because he represents the interests of left-wing donors from places like DC, New York , and Tidewater more than he does the people Lynchburg , Bedford , Danville , and the rest of the Fifth District outside of liberal Charlottesville . His donors like that he votes with Nancy Pelosi over 90% of the time. We don’t. Let’s let him know how much we don’t like it by voting him out of office in November.
You can examine Perriello’s campaign funding here:
Edward W. Clark, Jr.