COVID-19 case confirmed at recent Pittsylvania school board meeting, all attendees advised to self-monitor
The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is working to investigate potential COVID-19 exposure after officials identified a positive case from someone who attended the Pittsylvania County School Board meeting on Tuesday.
World’s largest aeroponic vertical farm breaks ground in Pittsylvania County, bringing 100+ jobs
Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and other elected officials from the state joined local leaders as they welcomed AeroFarms representatives for a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest 136,000-square-foot indoor vertical farming facility in Ringgold – the world’s largest aeroponic vertical farm.
Congressmen urge Gov. Northam to allow more fans at high school sports games
Ralph Northam recently loosened COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor high school sporting events, some Virginia Congressmen feel they’re still too restrictive. He also pushed for Northam to follow CDC’s 6-foot distancing guidelines instead of 10 feet that’s currently in Executive Order 72. AdThe order currently allows outdoor high school sports to have 30% of the occupancy load or a maximum of 250 spectators per field. “Governor Northam’s decision to require 10-foot distancing and allow no more than 250 fans at an outdoor stadium that potentially holds thousands is insufficient. Earlier this week northside high school had to suspend all activities after members of the football program tested positive.
Congressman Bob Good prioritizing economy, immigration after being sworn into office
ROANOKE, Va – Republican Congressman Bob Good is looking to build trust among the people of the 5th district. Good says since he was officially sworn in a few weeks ago, his top priority in Washington has been improving the economy following the coronavirus pandemic. Good also hopes to see some of Former President Donald Trump’s immigration plans continue. He was one of several congressmen who recently took a trip to view conditions at the border wall in southern Arizona. AdHe hopes to see the border wall completed in the near future.
‘Destabilizing and offensive’: Bob Good rejects push to impeach Trump
Republican Congressman Bob Good said impeachment of President Donald Trump in light of the recent violence and chaos at the Capitol “is not a path toward a unified solution.”In a statement released Friday evening, Good said the idea of impeachment is “destabilizing and offensive to the record number of law abiding Americans who voted for President Trump.”Good said Trump has already acknowledged there will be an “orderly transition” on January 20, so impeachment just days before Trump is scheduled to leave is not the correct path forward.
Virginia lawmakers discuss ceremonial Electoral College count
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Protesters gathered in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to show support for President Trump one day before Congress certifies the Electoral College results. What is usually a ceremonial counting of the votes, that each state has already certified, is drawing nationwide attention because some Republicans plan to object. [Rep. Ben Cline says he’ll object the Electoral College certification process]Meanwhile, Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner plans to certify the votes and said the count could take a while. “It does seem that there’s evidence of fraud, there’s evidence that laws were not followed in accordance with the state legislators who make those laws in those respectful states,” said Good. Warner said he expects the majority of Republicans to certify the 306 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kalama Harris.
‘This is a phony pandemic’: Bob Good speaks out against coronavirus restrictions
ROANOKE, Va. – “This looks like a group of people that gets that this is a phony pandemic. It’s not a pandemic.”That’s how soon-to-be Congressman Bob Good opened up his speech during Saturday’s Women for America First rally. After speaking against the pandemic on Saturday, Good took to Twitter on Sunday. While every death is tragic, and we all know friends or family who have been affected, we accept some risk to live in a free society. Those perpetuating & expanding these restrictions are threatening to continue them well into 2021 and perhaps beyond, with no promise of when it will end.
Campbell County crowd protests Gov. Northam’s social distancing order
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – More than 100 people came together in a Campbell County park on Saturday in defiance of Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order on capacity limits. The rally was organized by the Campbell County Militia after Northam’s order limited gatherings in Virginia to twenty-five people or less. “These are edicts that have been handed down by decree from one man,” said Wes Gardner of the Campbell County Militia. We’ve got to live our lives as free people.”Campbell County Militia member Kurt Santini said he’s so upset with Northam’s tenure as governor that he will run for governor himself in 2021.
Republican Bob Good wins Virginia’s 5th Congressional District
ROANOKE, Va. – Republican Bob Good is declaring victory and his challenger has conceded in one of the most competitive House races across the country. U.S. House - 5th District In 2018, Republican Denver Riggleman defeated Democrat Leslie Cockburn with 53.27% of the vote in this district. Good says he will represent the 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Democrat Cameron Webb. A central issue that has arisen in the fight for the 5th District seat has been surrounding support for law enforcement and defunding the police. Both Good and Webb agreed it was important to find ways to unite the 5th District and bounce back after the COVID-19 pandemic.
WATCH: Bob Good gives speech at headquarters in Lynchburg
Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. He is running against Democrat Cameron Webb. LYNCHBURG, Va. – Republican 5th congressional district candidate Bob Good spoke to a crowd in Lynchburg Tuesday night. If you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1554.
WATCH: Dr. Cameron Webb gives speech on election night
Dr. Cameron Webb, the Democratic candidate for the 5th congressional district, spoke on Tuesday night. Dr Webb Posted by Bryant Cameron Webb on Tuesday, November 3, 2020He is running against Republican candidate Bob Good. [Results by locality for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District race between Webb and Good]
UVA Center for Politics weighs in on the 5th district’s political ads
ROANOKE, Va – It’s considered one of the closest congressional races in the country, but experts with the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics says the ads for Virginia’s 5th congressional district could not be more different. Coleman says when it comes to republican Bob Good’s ad’s he takes a more traditional route. As for Democrat Cameron Webb, Coleman says he takes more of a moderate approach to appeal to voters who may traditionally vote Republican. Coleman says a majority of political ads come from organizations not related to the candidates. The Center for Politics has the 5th district race as a toss-up.
Results by locality for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District race between Webb and Good
Democrat Cameron Webb and Republican Bob Good are running to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Currently, the district is represented by Denver Riggleman; however, the Republican lost in his party’s convention to Good. U.S. House - 5th District In 2018, Republican Denver Riggleman defeated Democrat Leslie Cockburn with 53.27% of the vote in this district. Interested in the results of other races? Use the picker:Find Race ResultsBelow is how each city and county in the 5th District voted this race:Get the latest Virginia Election news here
General Election Results for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District race between Cameron Webb and Bob Good
Democrat Cameron Webb and Republican Bob Good are each running to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Currently, the district is represented by Denver Riggleman; however, the Republican lost in his party’s convention to Good. U.S. House - 5th District In 2018, Republican Denver Riggleman defeated Democrat Leslie Cockburn with 53.27% of the vote in this district. Click here if you’d like to see a county-by-county breakdown of the votes in this raceInterested in the results of other races? Use the picker below:Find Race ResultsGet the latest Virginia Election news here
Bob Good is relying on the 5th District to remain red to punch his Congressional ticket
ROANOKE, Va. – Voters in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District will fill an open seat after Republican Denver Riggleman was ousted in the primary by former Campbell County Supervisor Bob Good. Good is taking a hard-core conservative stance on the issues, hoping the right-leaning district will stay red on Election Day. Virginia’s 5th District is normally a safe seat for Republicans, but this time pundits are expecting a close race between Republican Bob Good, and Democrat Dr. Cameron Webb in the district that’s larger than the state of New Jersey. If there is a central issue that has arisen in the fight for the seat, it’s support for police. He’s counting on a huge turnout for the president with long coattails in the 5th District; otherwise, the Republicans may be counted out in a race they can normally count on to stay red.
5th District candidate Bob Good posted photo with senator who later tested positive for COVID-19
Utah senator Mike Lee announced Friday he will isolate for the next 10 days after he tested positive for COVID-19. 10 News asked the Good campaign if the photo was taken in the last two weeks and if so, did Good plan to get tested? I am proud to have the full support of Senator Mike Lee (UT). Senator Lee is a strong adherent to our Constitution and a staunch defender for preserving our Republic. I look forward to working alongside Senator Lee when I get to DC.
President Trump bashes ‘crazy’ Gov. Northam, teases big Virginia rally, endorses Bob Good
Early voting started in Virginia on Friday and President Donald Trump has tweeted who he thinks should win one of the state’s races. Trump tweeted his endorsement for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District Republican candidate Bob Good, along with his opposition towards the current governor, Ralph Northam. The president said Good will be a terrific congressman for Virginia and that he has his “complete and total” endorsement. “[Northam] is in favor of executing babies after birth - this isn’t late-term abortion, this is a step way beyond!” tweeted Trump. The president finished his series of three tweets by saying that he will announce a big rally somewhere in Virginia soon.
Candidates Bob Good, Cameron Webb take part in first forum in race for Virginia’s 5th District
The two men vying for Virginia’s 5th District Congressional seat met for the first time on the virtual stage on Wednesday. Cameron Webb, who is running as a Democrat, practices at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Bob Good, the Republican candidate and former Campbell County Supervisor said one of his top priorities is investing more money and resources into law enforcement agencies. Folks want to know that they are safe and if you’re not safe, nothing else matters, and that’s the number one priority that folks want,” 5th District Republican Candidate Bob Good said. While the two candidates have different opinions on most political matters, both agreed in finding ways to unite the 5th District and bounce back after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Race is on for Virginia’s 5th District as candidates discuss law enforcement, police reform
BEDFORD, Va – The race for the largest congressional district in Virginia is heating up between Cameron Webb and Bob Good. Tuesday marked the first of several ‘Good for Law Enforcement’ rallies planned by 5th District Republican candidate Bob Good held at the Bedford Courthouse. “I want to find ways to support our law enforcement officers those, again, who keep us safe. I’ve corrected that record far more times than he’s even said it, hopefully, so the fact of the matter is: I support law enforcement. Webb does hope to see ongoing conversations ensuring law enforcement agencies are using best practices.
’It seems to be a race to the bottom’: Rep. Denver Riggleman criticizes GOP, considers leaving party
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Denver Riggleman is no longer hiding his concerns about his own party and the congressman said he may leave the Republican Party if the situation does not change. In an interview with 10 News on Wednesday, Virginia’s 5th District congressman criticized fellow Virginia GOP members as moving too far to the political right. “Republicans have always been about a big tent party, centered on individual liberty, and I think we’ve lost our way,” Riggleman said. “What if there was a governor who cares about the people of Virginia rather than just a party platform of moving on up?” Riggleman said. “If they can have a message of hope and a message that is not completely extremist, I think that’s the person that is going to win.”
Election Board ‘reluctantly’ grants extension, Bob Good will be on November ballot
RICHMOND, Va. – After a passionate discussion on Tuesday afternoon, those in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District will see Republican Bob Good on the ballot in November. Good, who spoke during the State Board of Elections meeting, admitted that he missed the June 9 filing deadline, something he has never denied. Good said that the delegates arrived at the convention “fully knowledgeable” that he was three days late in filing his form. Some felt that the candidate who was selected by the people should be able to represent them on the ballot. Others; however, felt that missing this deadline was an unacceptable oversight and an extension should not be granted.
Dr. Cameron Webb wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House seat in Virginias 5th District
Dr. Cameron Webb has won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat in Virginias 5th District, according to the Associated Press. Webb will face Republican Bob Good in November. Earlier this month, Bob Good won the Republican convention in Lynchburg, defeating Rep. Denver Riggleman. According to Webbs campaign site, he was tapped by President Obama for the White House Fellowship. He also served on the White House Health Care Team and also worked on President Obamas My Brothers Keeper Initiative, where he helped tackle issues in education, workforce development and criminal justice reform.
Election results for US House Virginia 5th District Democratic Primary on June 23, 2020
ROANOKE, Va. – Four people are vying to represent Democrats on November’s ballot in the race for Virginia’s 5th US House District. Dr. Cameron Webb, Claire Russo, RD Huffstetler and John Lesinski are running to represent Democrats in a district that contains either all, or parts of 23 counties and cities in the state, stretching from Northern Virginia, all the way to the state border with North Carolina. Earlier this month, Bob Good won the Republican convention in Lynchburg, defeating Rep. Denver Riggleman. Good admits to missing an election filing deadline by a few days; however, he claims he was within the grace period so his name being on Novembers ballot should not be an issue. Here’s a breakdown of race results all 23 counties and cities that comprise the 5th District:Find more Virginia election results hereGet the latest election news here
Candidates set the stage for Virginia’s 5th District congressional Democratic primary
HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Four democrats will face off on June 23 in a primary for Virginia’s 5th congressional district. The winner will face Republican Bob Good in November’s general election. Policing and the fight for racial equality, broadband expansion to rural areas and health care top their list of importance. The candidates expect a smaller crowd at the polls due to more absentee ballot submissions in lieu of in-person voting. The Virginia Department of Elections expects to release an update polling location list next week.
Virginia’s 5th District nominee Bob Good speaks out after convention win
LYNCHBURG, Va. – 5th District Republican nominee Bob Good is still riding high on his win Saturday. He admits he missed it by a few days but, “state code gives a 10-day grace period. It’s always approved within that grace period to be on the ballot, so we don’t have any concerns,” Good said. Good says the 5th District is known to never sway blue and it’s why he’s confident he’ll win. “This is a bright red conservative district, if we run a good strong campaign, we certainly should prevail in November,” Good said.
Bob Good wins GOP nomination for 5th District Congressional seat
Challenger Bob Good knocked off incumbent 5th District Rep. Denver Riggleman in the district’s convention on Saturday. Good told his supporters shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday that he defeated Riggleman 58 percent to 42 percent. “We look forward to making the 5th District bright red again, as this is a strong conservative district,” Good told supporters in his victory speech. Good’s nomination was decided by a delegate system, in which more than 3,500 representatives from across the district cast ballots for their home areas. — Denver Riggleman (@Denver4VA) June 14, 2020Good dismissed Riggleman’s allegations in his victory speech.
Delegates select GOP Fifth Congressional District nominee at drive-through convention
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Fifth Congressional District will likely know its Republican nominee on November’s ballot by the end of the weekend. Delegates chose between incumbent Rep. Denver Riggleman and former Campbell County Supervisor Bob Good during a drive-through convention at Tree of Life Ministries on Saturday. The conventions are normally conducted in person, but the district switched to a drive-through model due to COVID-19. However, Fifth Congressional District Republican Chairman Marvin Adams believes the party will unite no matter which candidate wins. 10 News attempted to contact Rep. Riggleman, but has not received a response.
Contested Republican congressional primary for Virginias 5th District could benefit Democrats, analyst says
In an unusual move, Republican candidate Bob Good is challenging the incumbent Republican Congressman for Virginias 5th District, Denver Riggleman. As of Friday, the states Republican party had not united behind a candidate -- less than a month before the primary. Generally speaking, these sorts of primary challenges only benefit the other party, said 10 News political analyst Dr. Ed Lynch. The 5th district is not a safe seat for the Republicans or the Democrats. There very well may be a fight for control of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives, this fall.The states Republican primary is scheduled to be held on June 23.