What To Watch For In Virginia's Gubernatorial Primaries

The primary winners will face off in November in what will one of the first statewide general elections since Trump, a Republican, won a year ago. A total of five candidates are running to be Virginia's next governor. Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year, and the contest could serve as a preview to 2018's midterm elections.

Anyone in line when the polls close at 7 p.m. will still be able to vote. As the mother of three young children, I know that if Tom is elected governor, he will live up to his promise of making Virginia a more inclusive state that provides children of all races and backgrounds equal opportunity to succeed.

McAuliffe, who, like U.S. Sens. He has promised to stand up to both Trump and the entrenched business interests that dominate state politics.

No matter what happens on Tuesday, national political prognosticators are going to attempt to draw a grand conclusion on what the result tells us about American voters in the era of Trump. In November, she will Justin Fairfax, an attorney from northern Virginia, who won the Democratic nomination.

"Look, a lot of Virginians voted for President Trump".

The historical trends are also on Democrats' side.

On the Republican side, Gillespie, a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from Wagner and Stewart, an avid Trump supporter. New Jersey had its gubernatorial primary last week, and establishment candidates in both parties won easily.

Northam is a more traditional candidate who stresses his pragmatic approach and ability to work with Republicans. Many says that the environmental destruction caused by the pipeline's construction could hurt the region's growing tourism industry, which brings in almost $1b a year to the region and has grown by 53% over the last decade. "If I can send a message at the local level, that's a start".

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Democrats have an advantage going into the general since Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonEx-aide: Trump "frustrated" by Russian Federation probe Northam defeats Sanders-backed candidate in Va.gov primary OPINION: Firing Mueller may be legal, but it would not be right MORE carried Virginia in 2016 - and won it by a larger margin than former President Obama.

A devout Catholic much like Bobby Kennedy, many say that if the 43-year-old Perriello wins the governor's race in Virginia, he could be poised to run for president in 2020 - bringing establishment Democrats, minorities and the left together much like Bobby Kennedy aimed to do in 1968 before he was killed.

"To be honest, I'm happy with either one but feel like Ralph has the experience", Judy Helmich said.

I first found out about Tom Perriello nearly a decade ago, during the debate over healthcare reform.

Perriello is touting his progressive credentials and has the support of the Vermont senator as well as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and heavily bankrolled by Democratic super donors George Soros and Donald Sussman.

The off-year-elections beat marches on today with gubernatorial primaries in Virginia.

Northam, a well-liked pediatric neurologist, had a head start on the trail and in money raised. In 2009, he voted for an amendment to the Affordable Care Act to limit federal abortion funding.

A win for Perriello could have national consequences.

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