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Leslie Cockburn Secures 5th District Democratic Nomination

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FARMVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Leslie Cockburn is now the 5th District Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Cockburn secured the nomination on Saturday afternoon in Farmville during the 5th District's Democratic Convention.

The former journalist will now move on to face incumbent Tom Garrett.

Garrett is a first-term Republican hoping to keep his seat in the November election.

Cockburn secured the most delegates, receiving 146 out of 236 votes.

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