For the first time, Rep. Virgil Goode (R) debated in Charlottesville with Nelson County farmer Al Weed, who is challenging Goode for the 5th District seat. A standing-room-only crowd of 200 people, about 2/3 Weed supporters, watched the two of them go at it at the Senior Statesmen of Virginia debate, which featured Weed criticizing Goode’s legal practice as virtually non-existent and Goode criticizing Weed’s wine as sub-par. There were, of course, some substantive issues discussed, too, with the pair agreeing only on the need to permit the importation of drugs from Canada. There are six more debates scheduled throughout the district between now and November 2nd. Bob Gibson has the story in today’s Progress.