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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. […]

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Riggleman marches through Amissville, challenges Cockburn to debate on home turf

The spokesman shared with the News an August 2017 Facebook posting by Smith, who was also reportedly an intern for Garrett’s 2016 congressional campaign, in which the young man stated: “I ended my association with Jason Kessler after the first torchlight rally back in May [in Charlottesville] . . . […]

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Cockburn barn raising

A fundraiser benefiting Leslie Cockburn, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, was hosted by Cliff and Lucile Miller Saturday evening in the historic barn of their Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. “We’re going to win!” declared the Rappahannock County resident. […]

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‘Rapp Resist’ joins political Indivisible movement

Rapp Resist says it is “shocked that the Republican opposition” is led by Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart, who the group alleges “stands with the Neo-Nazi hate mongering of the far-right. His is a long history of bigotry — and an echo of Trump.” […]

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Candidate vs Flood

Democratic congressional candidate and Rappahannock resident Leslie Cockburn sent us this photograph snapped of her Sunday in Laurel Mills, which the former journalist appropriately headlined “Candidate vs Flood next to the Fannon Farm.” […]

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Filing deadline

A reminder that the filing deadline to become a candidate for the office of Mayor, Town Council, and Treasurer in the Town of Washington is Tuesday, June 12. Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection to a third term. […]

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Counting down to caucuses, Cockburn returns to fire hall

“My campaign started in this room,” Cockburn began, recalling the 2017 Virginia House of Delegates’ race that brought Democratic hopeful Tristan Shields to the Washington Fire Hall. A campaigner with a guitar, Tristan sang “Stand by Me,” and Cockburn did just that, deciding that night to run for Congress. […]

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Q&A on April 14 Democratic Caucus in Rappahannock

Instead of holding a primary to select the Democratic candidate for Congress, the Virginia 5th Democratic Congressional District — including Rappahannock County — has decided to hold a caucus-convention. In April, delegates will be elected at caucuses held in each of the 23 districts. […]

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Video: 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum, March 24, 2018

Unedited video from the Virginia 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum held Saturday, March 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre, featuring congressional hopefuls Leslie Cockburn, Ben Cullop and Roger Dean Huffstetler — hosted by Rappahannock News and Businesses of Rappahannock. […]