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Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode joins Constitution Party

(Cross-posted from Right Now, The Post's new blog focused on the conservative movement.)

Virgil GoodeThe former Virginia congressman -- who was elected as a Democrat, an independent and a Republican -- is joining the Constitution Party.

There's no sign yet of him joining the race against Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), who beat him in 2008, but I know that tea party activists have been looking for a vehicle to win the seat without backing the GOP's preferred candidate, Del. Robert Hurt. His decision to join as only a "supporting member" leaves him some room to decide.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  May 4, 2010; 5:28 PM ET
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This story is absolutely UNTRUE!
As reported by the Virginia 5th Watchdog:

According to multiple sources Virgil Goode has broken ranks with the GOP and has joined the Constitution Party.

Many believe that this is the signal a possible 3rd party run…Too bad it’s a bogus story and is so typical of Journalism today in the world.

Just minutes ago Virgil Goode told the Watchdog by phone, that the story is false and that “I am still a dues paying member of the Franklin County GOP “ he said with a chuckle.

He also said ” I like the Constitution Party stance on Immigration and how they have stood with Arizona” he explained that they have taken this to mean he has left the GOP when in fact he has not.

Yet this hasn’t stopped multiple sources such as Politico, The Washington Post, Bearing Drift, and many others from reporting this untrue story. OOOPS!

So much for truthful journalism, and the supposed journalists who spread un-substantiated rumors such as WaPo.

I strongly suggest that you get your 5th District news from a source that corroborates it's stories, like the Virginia 5th Watchdog.

Posted by: samadams25 | May 4, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Gee, samadams25, you just ruined THE good news story of the day!

Posted by: Anglo_Rider | May 5, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Virgil Goode was first elected to political office as an independent and a supporter of the very liberal Henry Howell. He then became a Democrat. He then became an independent again, though not so much of the Howell variety. He then became a Republican. Now, he's a member of the Constitution Party.

I'm not quite sure what it says about him, but if he's not careful he's going to run out of parties.

Posted by: jeffersonian1 | May 5, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

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