RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Despite being labeled a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica," a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.
Denver Riggleman won handily over Democrat Leslie Cockburn (COE'-birn) in Tuesday's race for the 5th District.
During the campaign, Cockburn leveled an unusual allegation . The former investigative journalist and "60 Minutes" producer said Riggleman was unfit for office after a chapter of a book he authored about Bigfoot was published online.
Riggleman said he wrote the book — "The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him" — as a joke among friends.