Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

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Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and former chairman of President Donald Trump's Virginia campaign, ran on a Trump-style message of cracking down on illegal immigrants, attacking political correctness and rigorously defending Virginia's Confederate monuments.

The governor's race in Virginia, a swing state where a recent Washington Post and George Mason University poll showed 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's performance, is shaping up as a pivotal battleground with national implications.

Perriello is challenging the state's lieutenant-governor, Ralph Northam, in the primary. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Northam's win capped off fierce competition on the Democratic side, with Northam facing off against former congressman Tom Perriello. New Jersey is the only other state electing a governor this year.

Clothed in a T-shirt that displayed Smokey Bear wearing a "resist" hat, the Democrat voted for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the party's establishment favorite, because he thought Northam could win in November.

In the Republican gubernatorial race, less than 5,000 votes separated eventual victor Ed Gillespie from Corey Stewart, who finished second.

Virginia is one of two states electing governors this year, and the race is testing the enthusiasm of the electorate in both parties in the wake of Trump's victory.

Perriello, who served from 2008 to 2010, is running as a liberal crusader supported by Sen. Wagner, a longtime state senator from Virginia Beach, has positioned himself as the pro-business, common sense conservative in the race who's interested in getting the economy moving above all else. He energized many new-to-politics voters who oppose Trump and promised to support a grab-bag of progressive policies, such as raising taxes on the wealthy, using public funds for political campaigns or mandating union membership.

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Polls open at 6 a.m.in many locations, and will be open until 7 p.m. That included the departing governor, Terry McAuliffe, who no doubt sees the election as a validation of his administration and, perhaps, evidence of presidential appeal in 2020.

Although he received a large amount of attention and praise from prominent national Democrats, Perriello was ultimately unable to expand the universe of Democratic primary voters enough to counter Northam's advantages.

Meanwhile, Northam has the state's Democratic establishment in his corner - McAuliffe and Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, the latter Clinton's running mate past year. It may give Democrats a sense of whether an anti-Trump message can work in 2018 - and whether Republicans will be forced to define their relationship with the president. McAuliffe can't run for a second consecutive term under Virginia law.

The Virginia gubernatorial election will take place November 7. Perriello led in four of the latest seven polls taken in the race since May, and Northam took the lead in the remaining three. You all said that someone who supported our president, somebody who supported President Trump ... somebody who was out financed five-to-one ... somebody who was fighting against the establishment could never win!

But Stewart, who frequently savaged Gillespie during the campaign as an out-of-touch former lobbyist, did not immediately concede the race.

"The president", the source added, "still reigns supreme among primary voters and there is no chance anybody who opposed him previous year will have the luxury to forget it". "Together we helped elevate mainstream ideas that should have been there all along", he said, citing his support for a $15 minimum wage as an example.

"I am so thankful to the people of Virginia for this vote of confidence in our vision for the future of the Commonwealth".

Wagner, meanwhile, touted his experience as a veteran lawmaker who can fix the state's congested highways.


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