A forum for Virginia’s 5th District congressional candidates hosted by the Senior Statesmen of Virginia was a nominee short on Wednesday.
Denver Riggleman, the Republican candidate, was unable to attend, something his opponent, Democratic nominee Leslie Cockburn, pointed out throughout the event.
Leslie Cockburn is making her rounds of the 5th District—and those have included numerous stops in the Bedford area.
Here’s a political attack you don’t hear every day — or ever: A Virginia congressional candidate says her opponent is unfit for office because he is a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica.”
Democrat Leslie Cockburn said on Twitter that Republican opponent Denver Riggleman fetishizes the mythical ape-like giant, sparking viral online interest in what’s surely the most out-there line of attack in this election cycle.
Bigfoot has become a hot topic in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District race.
Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic nominee, tweeted screenshots from an Instagram account of Denver Riggleman, the Republican nominee, depicting images of Bigfoot naked but censored.
Democratic 5th District congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn was on the campaign trail in Charlottesville on Friday.
She hosted a meet-and-greet and community conversation at CitySpace, and was accompanied by Gold Star father Khizr Khan.
Denver Riggleman, candidate for the 5th Congressional District, visited the town of Farmville Saturday, first
attending a meeting at Riverside Cafe and then taking a tour of downtown Farmville where he met with area small
Denver Riggleman, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 5th District, visited Clarksville on Thursday to meet with members of the local Republican party to discuss pressing issues that face Southside Virginia.
The Republicans running in the 6th and 9th Congressional Districts have both raised more than their Democratic opponents during the spring and early summer, according to Federal Election Commission reports.
Denver Riggleman, Republican candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, didn’t know much about dairy farming, so he came to the professionals in Franklin County to see how it’s done.
“My grandfather raised hogs and cattle, but not for milk,” Riggleman said during a visit to Blackwater Bend Dairy in Rocky Mount on Saturday.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Fifth District Democratic Congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn joined forces for a tour of farmers markets in Halifax and South Boston on Saturday, and in speaking with constituents they found out the issues on the minds of rural Virginians mirror those in the nation as a whole including health care, immigration, trade issues and the environment.