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Numerous candidates, including incumbents, are seeking to fill several Rappahannock County government seats up for grabs this Election Day, which falls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. As the various campaigns issue announcements to this newspaper they will be published in whole or in part in this …

A fundraiser benefiting Leslie Cockburn, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, was hosted by Cliff and Lucile Miller Saturday evening in the historic barn of their Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville. “We’re going to win!” declared the Rappahannock County resident, telli…

It’s difficult enough campaigning for office in the outrageously configured 5th district of Virginia, and this past week’s string of rainy days didn’t help the political stumping. Democratic congressional candidate and Rappahannock resident Leslie Cockburn sent us this photograph snapped of …

A reminder that the filing deadline to become a candidate for the office of Mayor, Town Council, and Treasurer in the Town of Washington is Tuesday, June 12. Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection to a third term.

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