A Virginia Democrat is accusing her Republican opponent of being a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica” based on screenshots he appeared to have posted of a Bigfoot with a large penis.
Leslie Cockburn lives in rural Rappahannock County and is running against Denver Riggleman in the state’s 5th Congressional district, which includes parts of Charlottesville.
Cockburn, a former journalist turned Democratic hopeful, had previously criticized Riggleman, a distillery owner, for campaigning with the state’s GOP Senate candidate, Corey Stewart, a neo-Confederate.
But then she came across disturbing images on his Instagram.
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. pic.twitter.com/0eBvxFd6sG# p #5_18 # ad skipped = true #
— Leslie Cockburn (@LeslieCockburn) July 29, 2018# p #6_18 # ad skipped = true #
Cockburn said that Riggleman was “not what we need.”
Cockburn’s post was met with rage by several self-identified progressive white men who to accused her of “kink-shaming” and said that they hope she loses as a result.
I support Democrats universally and the fact that you are making this campaign issue makes me want to vomit. I am telling every VA donor and volunteer I know to stay away from your campaign. You should be better than this.# p #10_18 # ad skipped = true #
— The Ghost of Elections Yet To Come (@jdanielford) July 30, 2018# p #11_18 # ad skipped = true #
Leslie, kink shaming is a really fucking bad look.# p #13_18 # ad skipped = true #
— Irish In Slope 🌹 (@IrishInSlope) July 30, 2018# p #14_18 # ad skipped = true #
The sad thing is an R+6 district is totally winnable in this environment and I can honestly say I hope you blew it.# p #16_18 # ad skipped = true #
— The Ghost of Elections Yet To Come (@jdanielford) July 30, 2018# p #17_18 # ad skipped = true #