Rep. Denver Riggleman, beat in contentious GOP convention, considering run for Virginia governor as an independent

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AFTON, Va. (WFXR) — Fifth District Congressman Denver Riggleman, who was beat in a contentious 5th District Republican convention after officiating a gay marriage, is considering a run for governor.

Riggleman initially told WFXR News in an interview this week that he was considering a run for statewide office. He later told Bloomberg’s SoundOn podcast that he is considering a run for governor and may do it as an independent.

“I’m keeping my options open. Things are sort of moving forward. I’m still doing great things in congress I still have to run through the tape. If I was to do anything in a more directed way, we would be looking at a statewide run sometime in the future.”

Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-Va.)

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