Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

Mr. Perriello finished the campaign Monday with a series of stops in Northern Virginia, including a final rally with Khizr Khan, the Muslim father of slain United States Army Captain Humayun Khan, and who became a major critic of Mr. Trump in the 2016 election. Perriello has earned the support of prominent national democratic leaders, but Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam retains the support of the state party apparatus.

He is backed by every statewide Democratic officeholder, while Perriello drew the support of Democratic progressives including US senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA.

While Perriello may have embraced the party's progressive, populist mantle more than Northam, there are few gaps between the two when it comes to policy. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, spent his final day of campaigning with four stops across Hampton Roads.

It hasn't been easy. The monument fight seems to have energized Stewart's campaign against former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie who ran a strong race against for the U.S. Senate against Warner in 2014.

Stewart and Wagner have used this to question Gillespie's conservative credentials.

Mr. Gillespie has consistently polled ahead of his rivals, and led the money chase - entering the homestretch of the campaign with $2.4 million cash on hand. Jill Vogel and Bryce Reeves are facing off against Del. Frank W. Wagner, is from Virginia Beach and was endorsed by the Washington Post.

Voters are heading to the polls throughout Virginia to nominate candidates to be on the November ballot for governor and lieutenant governor. Should Northam win, it may signal that many voters are still focused on local issues and not as animated by the national battles captivating political observers.

The 13th District House race features a four-way contest on the Democratic Party side with Steve Jansen, Danica Roem, Andrew A. Adams and Mansimran Kahlon vying to face Republican incumbent Bob Marshall in November. Polls have shown that Perriello has a slight lead in the race, but that lead may be contingent on unreliable pools of voters who usually sit primaries out.

DAVIS: "As far as policies that set us apart, I've actually got tax reform policies that I've passed and also some that I've already put together on my website that get rid of double taxation policies on Virginia businesses that are driving jobs and businesses away from Virginia to North Carolina, D.C. and then Maryland". Without that last job, he would have never been introduced to politics or be running for the election this year.

While Virginia Democrats are tasked with deciding who will earn the party's nomination in a neck-in-neck race, the candidates are test-running a blue-on-blue game plan that might pave the way for future candidates heading into the 2018 midterms and even the 2020 election.

Northam received endorsements early on from almost every top Democrat in the state, including McAuliffe and U.S. Sens.

The lieutenant governor secured victory thanks in part to his longer time on the campaign trail and fundraising advantage. "I have a lot of respect for Bernie Sanders and I love his politics".

Perriello had the backing of Vermont Sen.

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