Elections

Whitson throws hat into the BOS ring

Harris Hollow resident Keir Whitson, a former vice chairman of the Rappahannock Water and Sewer Authority, has announced he will seek the Hampton District Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by John Lesinski, who Whitson had previously challenged in the 2015 election. […]

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New year, new election: Top county seats up for grabs in 2019

Numerous Rappahannock County government positions are up for election this Nov. 5, including Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, and three Board of Supervisor seats and three School Board Member seats respectively in the districts of Hampton, Jackson and Wakefield. […]

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No ‘Corey who?’ in Rappahannock

Rappahannock County voters, on the other hand, weren’t shy about showing their support for the controversial candidate from nearby Prince William County. Take residents of Chester Gap, where 232 voters — in this case 71 percent — supported Stewart. Just 87 of Chester Gap poll goers — 26 percent — preferred Kaine. […]

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U.S. Senate candidates stump in Rappahannock ahead of election

Compared to more highly populated pockets of Virginia, Rappahannock County provides political candidates few votes come election time, but that didn’t stop incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and his Republican challenger Corey Stewart from stumping in Little Washington and Sperryville in recent days. […]

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Campaign bucks into the homestretch

To date, the Cockburn campaign has raised $2.436 million, which it said is “nearly triple” the amount raised by the candidate’s Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman, although the latter didn’t enter the race until this past summer. […]

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Corey to Rappahannock County

With just over two weeks remaining until Election Day, Nov. 6, Corey Stewart, the Republican senatorial nominee aiming to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, is coming to Rappahannock County this evening (Thursday, Oct. 18) for a fundraiser at Gadino Cellars, 92 School House Road in Washington. […]

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Voting begins in Rappahannock

Absentee voting in Rappahannock County — including in-person absentee voting — begins tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21. As of last week there are 5,804 registered voters in the county and 117 registered voters in the Town of Washington. […]

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Video: 5th Congressional District Candidate Forum, Sept. 5, 2018

Unedited video from the Virginia 5th Congressional District Candidates Forum held Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre, featuring Democratic candidate Leslie Cockburn and Republican candidate Denver Riggleman — hosted by Rappahannock News and Businesses of Rappahannock. […]

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Confirmed Bigfoot sighting (for adults only)

While the tome’s subject matter was non-erotic, the suggested cover art created by one of his friends, along with an accompanying risque description by Riggleman, were posted by the Republican on his personal Instagram site (yes kids, what you share on social media can and will come back to haunt you) focusing on Sasquatch’s genitalia. […]