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Sat May 5, 2018, 10:07 PM

Cockburn receives 5th District Democratic nomination

FARMVILLE — Partisan sparring began within hours of Leslie Cockburn receiving the Democratic nomination for the 5th Congressional District race.

Saturday afternoon, after the Democrats' convention in Farmville, the Republican Party of Virginia sent out a news release calling her an anti-Semite.

The accusation is based on a “Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship,” a book Cockburn and her husband, Andrew, published in 1991.

It examines the relationship between the United States and Israel and alleges the two nations have contributed to international instability.

Read more: http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/cockburn-receives-th-district-democratic-nomination/article_f5e08b44-9431-5303-8224-4dc49dc02910.html

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