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Virgil Goode has ducked debates, run false and misleading ads, and still insists that the money he took from MZM was contributions he did not know were illegal.

Al Weed has sent a letter to Virgil Goode asking him to pull his ad that tries to say that accusations against him (Virgil) about the tainted money and what he did for it are false. This in effect calls Al and all of us who supporft him liars.

Al's letter is on the flip side.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Mister Virgil H. Goode, Junior
70 East Court Street, Suite 215
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151

Dear Mr. Goode,

You and I have been campaigning against each other for nearly four years now. We, of course, do not agree on much, and often point out the stark differences in our records, our visions, and our beliefs. Despite these differences, I have complete respect for you and your years of service.

This is why I am truly disturbed by your latest campaign ad. I would expect an attack on my beliefs. You have done that before. I would expect an attack on my record. You have done that before. Both of these are unfounded, but unfortunately within the bounds of the political playing field.

In your latest ad you cross the line with two blatant lies. Mr. Goode, you did accept illegal contributions from a crook, and you did secure an earmark for him worth up to 15 million taxpayer dollars. If there is anything negative about these facts, you are to blame. We all know that the information about you in all of my ads is factual and accurate. Your implication that I have told untruths about you is a lie.

Your most recent attack goes even farther. All of my ads have been accepted and run by five television stations. None of these stations refused the content of my ads. To lie and say otherwise is an attack on the integrity of the unbiased media.

I am not sure what has driven you to make these errors. I can only guess that you have taken the bad advice of a Republican strategist. But you can make this situation right by pulling the inaccurate ad from the air and apologizing to the television stations and the voters of this district. I ask you to do this immediately. If you do not, then we can only assume that you continue to stand behind the lies.


Al Weed

I am trying to keep Al's name out there over the din of all the other equally important races. Al Weed has run a great campaign, below the radar. He has an excellent staff and lots of die-hard supporters. He also gets 88% of Democrats in the October SurveyUSA poll done by WDBJ of Roanoke.

Al Weed is a great guy, and a hero. Elect Al Weed.

Originally posted to Dems2004 on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 12:35 AM PST.

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