‘Bigfoot Erotica’ Is Now A Topic Of Political Debate, Thanks To A Republican Running For Congress

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Leslie Cockburn, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 5th district has lobbed an unusual attack at her GOP opponent, and it involves Bigfoot erotica (yes, seriously).

Sunday, Democratic congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn tweeted out some photos from the Instagram account of her Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman alleging that he’s a fan of Bigfoot erotica.

The captions on the photos read, “Cover art for #matinghabitsofbigfoot almost complete. I hide nothing in this magnificent tome. Don’t tease the censor box…” and “My ‘buddies’ thought this pic was fitting for my birthday next week and to celebrate my new book release in about a month or 2… “Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him…”

Cockburn is also tying Riggleman to white supremacist Corey Stewart, GOP candidate for Senate, who has had close ties with the man who held the ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was murdered by a Nazi. Charlottesville is the largest city in Virginia’s 5th congressional district.

Riggleman insists the posts were a joke played on him by his military friends (he’s a former Air Force officer) and told The Daily Progress Cockburn’s tweets are “absurd.”

He did, in fact, co-author a book about Bigfoot titled Bigfoot Exterminators Inc. The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006 but Riggleman says it’s not erotica.

Twitter had a damn field day with the news:

Some people dared to question the accuracy of the Bigfoot portrayal:

And Twitter comedian @pixelatedboat want you to know that being randy for Bigfoot is a proud political tradition:

And people mostly agreed that this was the most 2018 thing to happen in politics so far this year:

In case you’re curious, I’ll save you a problematic Google search and let you know that Bigfoot erotica is indeed a thing that exists:

Politics in 2018 is wild so far, and it’s we haven’t even made it to labor day.