Friday, September 17, 2010

Pelosi Praises Perriello’s ‘courage’ in backing climate bill

House Speaker is praising Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello for his vote in favor of the job killing Cap and Trade Bill. According to the Hill newspaper:

“Thank you, Tom, for your courage, for your inspiration to members of the freshman class to support the climate change legislation,” Pelosi said in her speech at a Washington event highlighting super-efficient cars that Perriello also attended.

Perriello’s GOP opponent, state Sen. Robert Hurt, has attacked Perriello for supporting what Hurt and other critics of greenhouse gas caps call a “national energy tax” that will harm the economy and cost jobs.

More broadly, many Republicans are seeking to transform their opponents’ support for climate bills into a liability on the campaign trail."

Perriello's vote for the Bill will cost him lots of votes in the 5th district.

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