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Showing posts with label Virgil Goode. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virgil Goode. Show all posts

Monday, May 14, 2012

Constitution Party Presidential Nominee Virgil Goode on Washington Journal

Former Congressman Virgil Goode talked about his recent election as the Constitution Party's Presidential Nominee on Washington Journal today.

Virgil Goode is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who represented south central Virginia from 1997-2009. He was first elected to Congress as a Democrat  in 1996. He later changed his party affiliation to Independent in 2000 & then to Republican in 2002.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Constitution Party Nominates Virgil Goode for President

The former Congressman has held strong views on illegal immigration and citizenship.

By Arielle Retting
Congressman Virgil Goode
Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount secured the Constitution Party's nomination for president at the party's convention Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

Goode was one of six candidates vying for the spot. He won on the first round of balloting with 203 votes, with 202 votes needed to receive the nomination.

Goode served 24 years in the Virginia Senate — making headlines when he helped parlay a power-sharing agreement between Democrats and Republicans after the 1995 elections left it evenly split. He was elected to Congress in 1996, succeeding L.F. Payne. Goode left the Democratic Party to become an independent before the 2000 election and then joined the Republican Party ahead of the 2002 election. Goode was unseated in 2008 by Democrat Tom Perriello.