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Dem Congressional Candidate Leslie Cockburn Calls Out GOP Opponent for His Love of Bigfoot Erotica

The Democratic challenger in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, Leslie Cockburn called out her opponent, GOP nominee Denver Riggleman, for his love of Bigfoot erotica.

Cockburn posted the claims on Twitter noting that Riggleman was a “running mate of Corey Stewart” who she called a white supremacist.

Cockburn tweeted out: “My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill.”

Her evidence included a drawing of a naked bigfoot with a large and long censored bar over the presumptive location of bigfoot’s privates that Riggleman had posted on Instagram.

She also posted a second image with Riggleman’s face pasted on top of another naked but censored sasquatch.

Riggleman just started his campaign after being named to replace Rep. Thomas Garrett on the ballot in a red-leaning district in June.

WaPo reports on the match-up:

The craft distillery owner and former Air Force intelligence officer will face Democrat Leslie Cockburn, a journalist, author and first-time candidate trying to capitalize on opposition to President Trump in Charlottesville and other liberal enclaves in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.

The district is among about 100 nationwide that Democrats are targeting in hopes of taking control of the House in the midterm elections.

It is a reliably red seat, but the pressure was on activists to choose a candidate who can unite hard-line conservative, libertarian and moderate Republicans and overcome a blue wave if it materializes.

“You’ve never seen a fighter like Denver Riggleman,” the nominee said in a speech after his selection. “I’ve been through hell, and I’ve got hell to give!”

Riggleman says the posts were meant as a joke from his military buddies and described Cockburn’s tweeted out accusations  as “absurd.”

[images via Twitter/Wikimedia Commons]