Friday, December 11, 2009

Senator Robert Hurt- Looking at the record

Many of State Senator Robert Hurt's opponents for the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District are attempting to attack his record and portray him as not being conservative. These candidates, their staffs, and consultants should take a hint from this year's Governor's race. Virginia voters don't like all the negativity. I can't even begin to count the number of voters who expressed their displeasure with the large amount of negativity in Creigh Deeds' message when I was out canvassing for Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and Ken Cuccinelli this fall.

When we look at closely at Senator Hurt's record you will find that these attacks are false and nothing but desperation by candidates who are worried about Senator Hurt's obvious advantages in this race.

Robert Hurt's record:

Do any of these candidates have a record like this to go on? With the exception of Ken Boyd, who has a voting record from the Albemarle Co. Board of Supervisors, which I have been unable to take a look at yet, none of these candidates have records to back up their conservative views. With Robert Hurt you will be getting a true conservative with a record to prove it.


  1. I think you forgot to add "voted for the largest tax in increase in Virginia history, despite a surplus" into the list of Sen. Hurt's accomplishments.

  2. That is a pretty good record. What I'm hoping for is an 'outsider' that can represent those of us who are suspicious of the motives of career politicians and would rather be represented by the citizen who goes to Washington to reduce the size and cost of the Federal Government and then come home after a term or two.

    It doesn't take leglslative experience. Just a set of core beliefs and the strength of character to vote No.

    That is why I presently oppose Sen. Hurt but will support him if he wins the primary.

  3. Good blog, i just found it.

    I may be wrong but isnt Hurt opposed to cap/tax, health care, increased government spending, etc?

    Slogans do not equal core beliefs and the strength of character to vote no.

  4. Aaron, I would agree he is opposed to these things. I would just rather have an outsider than a career pol. I think a great test of a candidate's motives is whether he would pledge to self-limit to X (pick a number) terms. I believe the permanent political class is major cause of the problems we have in Washington.

  5. Hurt's the only "real" conservative to vote for 1.4 billion in taxes for Virginia?

    Check this out from the Congressional Quarterly

    He's sorry and promises that he will never do it again...oh and that rascally Gov. Warner tricked him about the surplus...