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Virginia Small Business Owners Get Visit From Politicians

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 10/11/2010

Entrepreneurs get face-to-face meeting with lawmakers

Small business owners in one Virginia community were given the rare opportunity to give their representatives a piece of their minds.

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The News and Advance reports that Democratic U.S. Representative Tom Perriello and Senator Mark Warner heard from entrepreneurs near the city of Concord, many of whom were worried about recent actions that have been taken by the federal government. David Moore, who owns a set of convenience stores, said that the latest news for entrepreneurs has been decidedly negative.

“It’s no secret to the business community that we are terrified of a lot of stuff that is coming down the pipe [in terms of new federal regulations]," said Moore during the question-and-answer period, the news source reported. "You feel like a deer in the headlights."

Though it was not a campaign event, Representative Perriello is locked in a heated battle for reelection with state Senator Robert Hunt in Virginia's 5th district.

Hurt made headlines recently when he told a crowd in Charlottesville that the people in the state were tired of politics as usual. The Daily Progress reports that the candidate railed against the "level of uncertainty that's been created by Washington," and said that people were ready for a "change."  

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