The New American put up a detailed article and analysis of Virgil Goode’s record in Congress from his early years as a Democrat to when he left office as a Republican.
Labeled “Mr. Independent” by his home newspaper in Virginia, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, former six-term Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has demonstrated a willingness to change parties when his principles did not comport with his party. Goode was elected to the Virginia state Senate as a Democrat, and served his first two terms as a congressman as a Democrat. But he became a political independent in the year 2000, and was reelected twice as an independent before switching to the Republican Party. Goode may have a major impact on the final race, as the former Virginia congressman is currently polling at five percent in the Virginia presidential primary. Virginia is a key swing state in the presidential race, and support for Goode could tilt the outcome of the state in the race.
As a congressman for 12 years, Goode generally rated higher than most of his colleagues in The New American’s “Freedom Index” (“Conservative Index” before 2007). Goode’s lowest scores in Congress were from his first and last terms.
Read the rest at The New American: Virgil Goode: Constitution Party Candidate for President
Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia and served in the House of Representatives from 1997-2008. He is running for President as the Constitution Party nominee. His website can be found here.