Dem Candidate Accuses Opponent of Being Involved With 'Bigfoot Porn'

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A Democratic Virginia congressional candidate accused her Republican opponent of being “a devotee of Bigfoot erotica” and cozy “with a white supremacist” in a Sunday tweet.

“My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist,” Democrat Leslie Cockburn wrote on Twitter.

“Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill.”

Cockburn included an image of a nude Bigfoot allegedly screen grabbed from Riggleman’s private Instagram account in the tweet.

It showed an image of the mythical creature with a “censored” bar covering its sexual organ.

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Fellow Republicans came to Riggleman’s aid online.

“There is NO ‘Bigfoot Erotica.’” tweeted Central Virginia Young Republicans co-founder Tanner Hirschfeld on Monday.

“It was a funny joke because he’s writing a book on Bigfoot believers. He’s been very happily married for over 20 years with kids.”

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Hirschfeld also tweeted a link to an opinion article in The Roanoake Times by Riggleman and wrote, “Anyone who claims Denver Riggleman is a white supremacist is either a desperate leftist out of narratives or a complete moron.”

“The horror we saw in Charlottesville last August is all but unfathomable,” Riggleman wrote in the op-ed.

“These despicable displays of anti-Semitic and racist hate reminded our nation that evil still exists within our borders.”

The Bigfoot pictures are part of a joke with military friends, Riggleman told The Daily Progress.

He is a former Air Force officer and co-wrote a book called “Bigfoot Exterminators Inc. The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale Of Monster Hunt 2006,” reported The Hill.

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Riggleman and Cockburn will face off to represent Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District in the Nov. 6 general election, according to Ballotpedia.

The candidates are battling to replace retiring Republican Rep. Tom Garrett.

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