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Virginia GOP congressman who officiated gay wedding loses primary

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 10:57:15-04

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A freshman Virginia GOP congressman who angered social conservatives in his district when he officiated a gay wedding has lost his party’s nomination.

U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman lost a GOP convention Saturday that was done via drive-thru because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He was defeated by Bob Good, a former official in the athletics department at Liberty University.

While the convention ended at 7 p.m., the vote tally was not announced until after 1 a.m. Sunday.

His campaign manager tells the AP that Good won 58% of the vote.

Riggleman alleged voting irregularities shortly before the results were announced and said his campaign was “evaluating all our options.”