The Blue Wave at the Amissville Parade

The RCDC Yard Sale – What to know and where to go!

COME ONE – COME ALL – The Dog Days are Here and So Is:

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee’s YARD SALE

(and bake sale, too!)

LABOR DAY WEEKEND, September 1 & 2

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Furniture, glassware, artwork, linens, books galore (this year featuring mysteries, cookbooks and all things political, plus fiction and non-fiction). Collectibles, electronics, jewelry, tools, including gardening tools, vintage goods, and much more.

Join in the fun – find a treasure – buy a treat

We invite you to purge, gather and donate.

Drop-off days are Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31 (between 9 and 4) at the Washington Fire House — or call Judy DeSarno at 675-9913 for pickup.

Please no: overstuffed furniture – encyclopedias – out-of-date guidebooks —computer/instruction manuals — VCR tapes


Candidates’ Forum with Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman, moderated by Tom Oliphant, Sept. 5

Mark your calendars to be at the Theatre at Little Washington on September 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a Candidates Forum with Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman. The forum will be moderated by Tom Oliphant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free (donations appreciated), so come early to get a seat!



Upcoming Candidates Forums

Upcoming Cockburn/Riggleman Debates:

9/5 The Theater at Little Washington, 291 Gay St, Washington VA, with the Rappahannock News at  7- 9 pm

9/20 Madison County High School, 68 Mountaineer Lane, Madison VA at 7- 8:30 pm

10/8 Piedmont VA Community College, Earl Dickinson Theater, 444 College Dr, Charlottesville VA, with CBS 19 at  7:00 pm

10/22 Lynchburg, time and location to be announced.


You’re needed to help get out the vote!

We need YOU to Flip the 5th! Come canvass with us each Saturday at 1 p.m. from now until November. Bring a friend and a reliable GPS. It’s fun, and it’s absolutely essential to getting out the vote!
And it’s easy! Come to the Rapp Dems Office (1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy Huntly VA) a little before 1 p.m. to pick up a packet and some guidelines, and GO!
Contact Bob Burney at or (202) 342-0134 with questions.
For details about other ways for Rappahannock Dems to get out the vote go to our VOLUNTEER! page. Thank you so much for all your help!


WARRENTON, VA– JStreetPAC, the largest pro-Israel PAC in the country, has endorsed Leslie Cockburn for Congress in Virginia’s 5th district. This is a major endorsement that reflects Leslie’s life-long fight commitment to standing up for the state of Israel and pursuing peace.
“I am honored to be endorsed by the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Since 2008, JStreetPAC has been working with candidates who support Israel, diplomacy and a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” said Leslie Cockburn, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th district. “I look forward to having their support as I fight against dangerous, irresponsible foreign policy and battle the bigotry and intolerance that we have seen recently in our district.”
“We are proud to endorse Leslie Cockburn, who represents the goals and values of American Jews and pro-Israel voters in Virginia’s 5th District and across the country,” said Aaron Davis, JStreet Political Director. He continued, “By defeating President Trump’s congressional enablers and empowering a new wave of leaders like Leslie, we can push back on policies that are exacerbating conflict and chaos in the Middle East.”
JStreetPAC joins a growing list of diverse groups endorsing the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th district, which shows her commitment to fight for everyone in Virginia’s 5th district. These include: End Citizens United, League of Conservation Voters, Progressive Caucus PAC, Swing Left, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, National Committee for Preservation of Social Security and Medicare, `Moms Demand Action.


I know I don’t have to tell you how important the midterm elections this year are. A lot is at stake for Virginians and residents of the 5th district–from protecting health care to better jobs. We need more members of Congress who will fight for the issues facing everyday people. That is why we need Leslie Cockburn to flip Virginia’s 5th district and join all of us in Congress.

Over the last year, she has driven roughly 60,000 miles, crisscrossing the 5th congressional district in order to meet with Virginians and hear their stories. As an investigative journalist, Leslie Cockburn has spent more than thirty years exposing wrongs and helping others. I know she’ll do the same in Congress, fighting for the people of Virginia’s 5th congressional district.

Will you chip in today to fuel her grassroots campaign?

In my years serving Virginia as Governor and now as Senator, conventional wisdom has dictated the 5th district as a tough place for Democrats. But this year is different. Leslie is running an impressive campaign visiting all over the district, focusing on her field strategy, and raising money mainly from small-dollar donations.

Join me in supporting Leslie’s campaign today!


Thank you,
Mark Warner


State GOP Smears Leslie Cockburn

Moments after Leslie was named the 5th District nominee, the Virginia Republican Party started  in on some GOP name-calling.

Based on a review (!) of Dangerous Liaison, her 1991 book investigating the Israeli lobby’s outsized influence on American foreign policy, they’ve tagged her “a virulent anti-Semite.”

Not so, say two experts, Lowell Feld and David T.S. Jonas. They write, “… we can say in full confidence—having been the apparently rare people in Virginia politics to have actually read the whole book—that not a single passage attributable to Andrew or Leslie Cockburn in “Dangerous Liaison” is even remotely anti-Semitic.

Read their comments here.