UPDATE: Democrats nominate Cockburn to challenge Garrett

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UPDATE: The stage is now officially set for the 5th Congressional District race in November. Democrats nominated Leslie Cockburn Saturday to face first-term Republican Tom Garrett.

Previous: Democrats in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District are expected to formally nominate Leslie Cockburn Saturday as their candidate to challenge Tom Garrett this fall. Cockburn’s background is in investigative journalism — including at 60 Minutes, where she won several national awards. Cockburn has already won a majority of 5th District Democratic delegates through local caucuses to tomorrow’s nominating convention in Farmville. She spoke with WLNI’s Evan Jones:

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