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Bigfoot erotica becomes a campaign issue in the Virginia congressional race

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WASHINGTON (Circa) - Democratic House candidate Leslie Cockburn has Virginia politics Twitter in a frenzy after she accused her Republican rival, Denver Riggleman, of not only supporting white supremacists, but liking Bigfoot porn.

"My opponent Denver Riggleman, running mate of Corey Stewart, was caught on camera campaigning with a white supremacist. Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. This is not what we need on Capitol Hill," wrote Cockburn in a post from Sunday evening.

Cockburn has continued posting other examples of Bigfoot erotica found on Riggleman's page. Another example she tweeted shows Riggleman's face superimposed over a drawing of the mythical monster.

“My ‘buddies’ thought this pic was fitting for my birthday next week,” read a caption of the superimposed photo, “and to celebrate my new book release in about a month or 2… ‘Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.’”

Riggleman has since come out and said that the Bigfoot posts are a joke being played on him by his friends.

The Republican candidate had promoted a self-published book entitled "The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him," according to The Cook Political Report. A Facebook page promoting a book of the same name has since been deleted, according to HuffPost.

Riggleman also co-wrote a book in the 2000s called "Bigfoot Exterminators Inc.: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006." The book does not appear to be centered on Bigfoot fetish material.

The Republican candidate's Instagram page has since been set to private.

Democrats are hoping to flip the district where Cockburn and Riggleman are running by taking advantage of anti-Trump sentiment generated by the Charlottesville rally.