Bob Good

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Bob Good


Born September 11, 1965
Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Tracey Good
Children Three
Alma mater Liberty University
Religion Evangelical Christian[1]

Robert “Bob” Good, born September 11, 1965 (age 56), is a former Liberty University employee and populist, anti-establishment Republican who successfully ran for United States House of Representatives from Virginia's 5th congressional district in the 2020 elections.

Good has been smeared by The Hill in August 2020 as a "far-right candidate".[2]

2020 U.S. House election in Virginia's 5th district

Republican convention

Good faced incumbent establishment-leaning Republican representative Denver Riggleman, who was elected in the 2018 Midterms with 53% of the vote.[3] This was after Riggleman had previously been censured by Virginia Republicans for "abandoning party principles",[4] pushed for the globalist-favored agenda of raising immigration levels,[5] and officiated a same-sex "wedding".[6] Endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz,[7] Good won the convention in a surprise upset;[8] the overconfident Riggleman without clear evidence blamed his defeat on "voting irregularities and ballot stuffing", to which Good responded:

That's what losers say.[9]

Riggleman was previously accused by his House predecessor Tom Garrett of threatening him for supporting Good.[10]

Some compared Riggleman's surprise defeat to the ousting of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 Midterms by Dave Brat;[11] both Good and Brat had won their respective primaries in major upsets despite being heavily outspent by their incumbent opponents.

After losing, Riggleman decided to contradict Donald Trump over QAnon, joining Democrat Tom Malinowski in introducing a resolution to condemn the anti-pedophilia group.[12]

General election

Good faced Democrat Cameron Webb in the general election, who won his party's primary with two-thirds of the votes cast.[13] Webb has justified calls to defund the police.[14]

Despite predictions of a tossup and possible flip towards the Democrats, Good won the general election in a victory for movement conservatives.[15]

Controversies

Good has been criticized for calling the coronavirus pandemic as a "phony pandemic" after Democrat blockades of access to hydroxychloroquine have led to countless deaths.[16] Lamestream media headlines have inaccurately portrayed him as supposedly denying the virus when he had said that it was a "serious virus", as Good largely differed with referring to the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.

References

  1. Virginia Rep. Riggleman, Who Officiated Same-Sex Wedding, Loses Republican Primary
  2. Loomer win creates bigger problem for House GOP
  3. Virginia Election Results: Fifth House District
  4. Virginia county GOP censures Rep. Riggleman, sparking sharp response
  5. VA Conservative Running Against GOP Establishment: Reforming Legal Immigration ‘Number One Priority’
  6. A GOP Congressman Officiated A Same-Sex Wedding. Now He Faces A Primary Challenge
  7. https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1283054076066963457
  8. Multiple references:
  9. Rep. Denver Riggleman blames fraud at GOP convention after losing nod for second term
  10. AUDIO: Former Congressman Claims Rep. Denver Riggleman Threatened Him After Endorsing His Opponent
  11. The Dave Brat Effect: The Righteous Defeat of Denver Riggleman
  12. Two references:
  13. Virginia Democratic Primary Election Results: Fifth Congressional District - The New York Times
  14. Webb supports defunding the police
  15. Rankin, Sarah and Suderman, Alan (November 3, 2020). Bob Good wins, keeping US House seat in Virginia Republican. Associated Press. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  16. Fearnow, Benjamin (December 12, 2020). 'This Is a Phony Pandemic': GOP Congressman-Elect Praises Maskless Trump Supporters at Rally. Newsweek. Retrieved December 30, 2020. (Warning: Tweet within article contains foul language)

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