Leslie Cockburn

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Following the United Nation’s recent report on climate change, the issue was a hot topic at a debate Monday night between the two candidates in Virginia’s 5th District.

Tom Garrett

Republican Tom Garrett has announced he will not seek re-election from Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District, after media reports that he and his wife treated Congressional staffers like servants – asking them to run personal errands, to care for their dog and kids.  Garrett stood outside the state capitol in Richmond Monday to confess he is an alcoholic and said he would bow out of November’s race. 

Representative Tom Garrett made a surprising announcement Monday, admitting he's an alcoholic and dropping his run for reelection.