The state is picking up the tab for the recount between Virgil Goode and Tom Perriello, but the two Fifth District congressional candidates still have to pay the bills.
Congressman-elect Tom Perriello, who won the race by 745 votes, hopes to raise $100,000 to help cover recount-related costs. That cost includes paying lawyer fees and recruiting staff members to observe the recount.
"We're going to our base of supporters, through a lot of people who live in the district who were there...after the election helping with the vote canvassing process and everybody is very concerned that we protect the vote and protect our victory," said Jessica Barba, Tom Periello's communications specialist.
Congressman Goode is also raising money for his recount fund. The first recount hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.