Debate Victories, Office Openings and TV Ads!
Today marks the 5 week window until election day and we need everyone's help to ensure a November victory!

This past week we saw more office spaces launch, two debates that outlined my jobs focused platform, and the airing of our first commercial to spread our message to the largest audience yet.

It is a very exciting time as Virginia has become a competitive state in the Presidential race and we are on track to keep Virginia red in November. Even more exciting is tonight's Vice-Presidential debate taking place right here in the 5th District!

Please see below to catch up on news updates from our debates this week and see pictures from the campaign trail!
Tom in the News
UVA's Batten School Hosts 5th District Candidate Forum

Both candidates also disagreed about what they think is the most important issue for the district.

"It's all about jobs and the economy," said Garrett. "We did that with Hardywood brewery in my senate district."

"We don't have effective Internet in most of the district, so we need to bring that infrastructure and critical resource here," said Dittmar.

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Tom Garrett, Jane Dittmar Participate in Debate at UVA

"We need to streamline effective responsive force, but I think that we are structured right now on a paradigm that is no longer applicable as it relates to where our soldiers are and how many soldiers there are,” Garrett said.

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5th District Republican Nominee Tom Garrett Hits the Airwaves

“The people of Virginia’s Fifth District deserve a Representative with both the record and fortitude to advocate on their behalf – and this message demonstrates nothing less.”

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Fight Flares Over Uranium Mining at 5th District Debate

“This is like some crazy convoluted cartwheels that we’re getting here, but the bottom line is that 127 people voted to form the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium,” Garrett said. “You need to learn to read bills. This one says nothing about uranium mining.”

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Fifth District Congressional Debate Focuses on Economic Development

Myrick says Garrett's experience of bringing businesses into the area is what sold him. "Whatever it takes to bring businesses into our area... we need people, employees, money."

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Fifth Congressional District Candidates Prepare for Debate

"I've been very lucky, not only to be born to the parents I was born to but also to be born in the greatest country on earth," Garrett told WDBJ7 Friday. "We want to ensure to ensure that our kids have the same opportunities or better than what we had."

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Pictures from the Campaign Trail This Week
Senator Bill Stanley hosted a fundraiser for Tom this weekend. In attendance were, RNC National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar, Delegate Jimmie Massie, Delegate Charles Poindexter, and Senator Suetterlein.
Tom addresses a group at a Charlotte County event on October 1.
Tom addresses a group of his fellow Veterans at the Dogwood Cafe in Fluvanna County on September 24.
Volunteers in Farmville work with Tom on assembling signs to distribute on September 23.
Tom addresses Bedford Republicans at the Moneta office opening on September 30.
Senator Garrett and Senator Bryce Reeves hosted a business roundtable with local business owners in Martinsville on Sept 30.
Immediately following the UVA debate this week, Senator Garrett and Delegate Nick Freitas hosted a Town Hall for students to directly engage them on the issues.
Wonderful student support by our "UVA Students for Garrett" group at the UVA debate this week.
Senator Garrett speaks during this week's debate in Appomattox.
South Boston office opening ceremony on September 23.