Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Possible Hurt Ethics SNAFU?

Looks like Robert Hurt has his Congressional website up and running. That was fast.

It even has the address to contact his campaign:

Post Office Box 2
10 North Main Street
Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-4600

I'm sure Hurt is hoping the check is already in the mail! But that address and phone number may look familiar to residents within Hurt's State Senate district.

If I may ever be of service to you, I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me at my legislative office in Chatham at (434)432-4600, where I live and practice law.

Wait, Hurt's listing his district office as his campaign office? Are Virginia's ethics laws so weak that members of the General Assembly can run for higher office from their district offices?


  1. This is silly. Virginia legislators receive something like $18,000 per year for their work. Just because he calls it his "district office" doesn't mean it's paid for entirely (or even in part) by the Commonwealth. Most all of the delegates and senators who are lawyers use their law offices as the point of contact for legislative purposes. I think Watkins uses his office for dual purposes in downtown Appo, as well. What's your agenda here?

  2. This is nearing Tribbettsian lowness. You're better than this.

  3. Thank you, I am better than Tribbett.