GOP Tweets Democratic Staffers' Home Addresses

Perriello-Hurt race in Virginia takes nasty turn
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2010 5:41 PM CDT
In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va., speaks in Fork Union, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

(Newser) – A nasty congressional race in Virginia has gotten a little nastier, via Twitter. A National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman tweeted the home addresses of several Democratic campaign staffers, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. He posted the addresses of staffers working for Rep. Tom Perriello's campaign after the Perriello camp called his opponent's spokeswoman a "carpetbagger."

Background of note: In March, a tea party activist posted the home address of Perriello's brother (he thought it was the congressman's), and someone then cut a propane line to a gas grill in his yard. Worse for Perriello: He's in serous danger of losing, and the national party may divert funds to closer races, notes the Washington Post.

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