News Alert : Nelson Distillery Owner Denver Riggleman Chosen As Republican Contender To Run For Garrett Seat

Denver Riggleman, founder and owner OF Silverback Distillery in Afton, Virginia announces he will be running for governor in 2017. He will face other republican challengers in the 2017 primary next year.
Denver Riggleman, founder and owner of Silverback Distillery in Afton, Virginia was chosen at a caucus of republican committee members Saturday afternoon in Nelson County to be their candidate that will run in the November general election. 5th District U.S. Congressman Tom Garrett announced last week he won’t seek re-election. In that press conference Garrett said he was battling alcoholism.  

Nelson County, Virginia

In a heated race against other republicans, Nelson County distillery owner Denver Riggleman snagged the spot to run as the republican in the 5th district U.S. Congressional seat in November.

U.S. Representative Tom Garrett bowed out of the race last week after announcing he was battling alcoholism.

Riggleman tried to snag the republican nomination to run for Virginia governor last year, but eventually dropped out of the race.

More on this story as it develops.


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