Ped­dling di­vi­sive­ness and fear

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I’m sure that Den­ver Rig­gle­man is a de­cent guy — de­spite his threat to “clothesline Pro­gres­sives.” De­spite call­ing him­self a right-wing “nut-job ex­trem­ist.” De­spite his pledge to join the hardright Free­dom Cau­cus in Congress, and seal­ing the deal with over $160,000 from their PAC, the House Free­dom Fund (and $5000 from the lib­er­tar­ian Koch broth­ers).

De­spite his war cry against taxes, after mak­ing a ca­reer and a for­tune on the tax­pay­ers’ dime as a mil­i­tary con­trac­tor. And de­spite him say­ing that de­cent af­ford­able health­care is not a ba­sic hu­man right, and him not pay­ing health ben­e­fits to his hard-work­ing cam­paign staff.

I’m sure he’s a de­cent guy de­spite all that. But I’m tired of politi­cians ped­dling di­vi­sive­ness and fear. I’m sick of send­ing politi­cians to Washington who cam­paign for their own self-in­ter­ests. Those are not our in­ter­ests in the 5th District of Vir­ginia.

“Ser­vice over self” in Congress is Leslie Cockburn’s pledge, and it’s why I’m vot­ing for her on Novem­ber 6th. MARY-SHER­MAN WIL­LIS Chair, Rap­pa­han­nock County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee

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