[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/27/art.perriello.file5.gi.jpg caption =" Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello called Friday for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign."]Washington (CNN) - It's not just Republicans calling for President Obama's economic advisers to go.
An embattled member of the president's own party has publicly called for the resignation of the top member of the administration's economic team.
Rep. Tom Perriello, a Virginia Democrat, called for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at a town hall meeting in Ruckersville, VA earlier this month, according to Perriello spokesperson Jessica Barba.
Perriello's move is emblematic of how–with the economy the biggest issue with voters–Perriello felt it necessary to distance himself from Obama economic policies.
Barba said the congressman has long been critical of the Obama economic team for "its lack of boldness and failure to focus on Main Street as opposed to Wall Street," and that Perriello has expressed these concerns to top White House staff.
"It's not a secret to the administration," said Barba.
Another Democrat–Rep. Peter Fazio of Oregon–called on Geithner to resign last year.
Earlier this week, the top Republican in the House, Rep. John Boehner, called on the president to fire his entire economic team. "President Obama should ask for and accept the resignations of the remaining members of his economic team, starting with Secretary Geithner and Larry Summers, the head of the National Economic Council," Boehner told business leaders in Ohio Tuesday.
Perriello is a first term Democrat who won election to Congress by only 727 votes. He, like dozens of other Democrats in districts won by John McCain in 2008, is battling for his political life. His opponent is Virginia state senator Robert Hurt. Both parties have poured tens of millions of dollars into this Virginia race. The stakes are high. Republicans need to win just 39 seats to take control of the House of Representatives.