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Denver’s AFP Speech Reflects Why I’m a Republican

Denver understands that in business, it isn’t competition that frustrates economic growth, it’s government. Last week, citizen activists and candidates for office descended upon Richmond for rallies, to gather signatures, and to lobby their representatives. There were several highlights of my day. First, Denver Riggleman brought up the fact that […]

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Leahy: Riggleman “Hearkening to Ronald Reagan”

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post. In 2017, Republicans will get a look at a genuine novice: distiller Denver Riggleman, who wants to be the party’s gubernatorial nominee. In an interview with journalist Rick Sincere, Riggleman said he’s running because the General Assembly is in the control of […]

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Denver Riggleman at VCDL Rally in Richmond

Article originally posted at the Washington Post. Denver Riggleman, the newest and least-known GOP candidate, used the gun rally and AFP event to lay out a colorful biography that includes counter-terrorism work for the National Security Agency. He and his wife opened a craft distillery in Nelson County. Riggleman got […]

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Denver Riggleman Campaign Coverage in Washington Post

From the Washington Post: The owner of a craft distillery formally announced his candidacy for Virginia governor Monday, promising to bring “blunt force trauma” to a rigged political system. Denver Riggleman, owner of Silverback Distillery in Nelson County, registered his campaign with the state Board of Elections in December, but […]

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Denver Riggleman makes Bid for Governor Official

This article originally appeared in The News & Advance. Nelson County distiller Denver Riggleman called for “blunt force trauma” to break up Richmond’s business as usual in officially announcing his candidacy for governor Monday after publicly mulling the prospect for weeks. Riggleman seeks the Republican nomination against longtime national GOP […]

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