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 supremac… https://t.co/whqNSpafFF— Leslie Cockburn (@Leslie Cockburn)1532904392.0
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.
@LeslieCockburn I support Democrats universally and the fact that you are making this campaign issue makes me want… https://t.co/iMjTx43cVX— J Daniel Ford (@J Daniel Ford)1532913136.0
@LeslieCockburn Leslie, kink shaming is a really fucking bad look.— Kensington Fag 🌹 (@Kensington Fag 🌹)1532911179.0
@LeslieCockburn The sad thing is an R+6 district is totally winnable in this environment and I can honestly say I hope you blew it.— J Daniel Ford (@J Daniel Ford)1532913169.0