The person you didn't want to have a meeting with was her whip.
“I was getting spit on. My staff was getting kicked. We were getting calls using the N word every day."
Two weeks after Tom Perriello took office, he was being hit with attack ads.
"In many ways, Bernie is running the Jackson campaign," he says now.
Rev. Jesse Jackson faced doubts and death threats when he ran for the White House. He also inspired some notable young politicians.
There was about as much pain and anguish as you could imagine.
For Sandra Fluke, it was easier to slay Rush Limbaugh than win a state senate race.