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.”