UPDATE: The stage is now officially set for the 5th Congressional District race in November. Democrats nominated Leslie Cockburn Saturday to face first-term Republican Tom Garrett.
PREVIOUS: Democrats in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District are expected to formally nominate Leslie Cockburn Saturday as their candidate to challenge Tom Garrett this fall. Cockburn’s background is in investigative journalism — including at 60 Minutes, where she won several national awards. Cockburn has already won a majority of 5th District Democratic delegates through local caucuses to tomorrow’s nominating convention. She spoke with WFIR’s Evan Jones: