Candidates

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 […]

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THE 2018 NOMINATING CONVENTION!!

On May 5, the Rappahannock delegation traveled to Farmville to attend the Nominating Convention. Delegation chair Ron Goodman and delegates Kit Goldfarb, Steph Ridder, Betsy Dietel, with alternates Heidi Lesinski and Cliff Miller, were joined by RCDC committee members to vote local candidate LESLIE COCKBURN the nominee! It was inspiring! In her acceptance speech, Cockburn […]

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A WEEK OF CAUCUSES CONCLUDES

An exciting week of caucuses with record-breaking participation resulted last Saturday in 140 pledged delegates and a win for Leslie Cockburn’s campaign! Congratulations to all! The caucus process took the concerted effort of local committees in the 23 towns and counties in the 5th District, including Rappahannock. The turnout was unprecedented. We now have a network of […]

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DAY ONE OF THE 5TH DISTRICT CAUCUSES

Rappahannock’s caucus on Saturday April 14 at the Washington Schoolhouse was among the first of 23 happening from April 14 to 21. Our results: 3 delegates and two alternates for Leslie Cockburn, and one delegate for RD Huffstetler. The Rappahannock delegation goes to the Convention in Farmville on May 5th. Seven down, and 16 to […]

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The 5th District Candidates at a glance

Take a look at this checklist, then come to the caucus to support your favorite! Saturday April 14, 9:30 am, the Washington School House, 567 Mount Salem Ave, Washington VA.

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How we pick our nominee

Watch this informative video on caucusing to pick a nominee.

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Recording of Virginia 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum, March 24, 2018

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5th District Democratic Nominee Candidate Forum

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THE CONGRESSIONAL 5th DISTRICT NOMINATING CAUCUS AND CONVENTION

If you’ve been thinking about this November’s Congressional elections to kick out Tom Garrett and take back the U.S. Congress, you’ve probably been hearing about the 5th District’s Caucus and Convention to pick our Democratic nominee. Instead of holding a primary election, Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, of which Rappahannock County is a part, will hold […]

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5th District Congressional Candidates Forum, February 3

On February 3, Virginia Indivisible Groups and Democratic Committees are sponsoring a Candidates Forum for the 5th District Congressional election. Warren Community Center, Warrenton, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

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