One of the other blogs out there, I refuse to link to them, has posted a series of "questions" concerning Republican candidate Laurance Verga. They attack him, among other things, for hiring consultants from outside of the 5th District. That a site supporting Robert Hurt is attacking another candidate for hiring consultants and staffers from outside of the 5th District is so ironic it's actually funny.
I am aware of only two major Hurt hires so far. Chris LaCivita is, of course, a nationally recognized Republican operative. He has experience in Virginia but he is not now nor ever was a native of the 5th District. And Hurt's campaign manager, Sean Harrison, managed the delegate race for Barbara Comstock in 2007. But he's not a 5th District guy either!
Any election campaign needs a staff that is balanced. Knowing the people of the district is important. So is having a professional staff with experience. Hiring people from outside of the district is not worthy of attack. But if it is, don't forget to consider the actions of the candidate you are supporting too.