Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight

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Northam's win capped off fierce competition on the Democratic side, with Northam facing off against former congressman Tom Perriello.

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.

On a 90-degree night here outside Washington, about 200 Northam supporters waited for polls to close on the patio of a bar called Highline RXR.

Northam, a usually low-key pediatric neurologist, won running as a pragmatist with the state Democratic establishment's firm support.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam also vowed to fight Trump but said he'll work with state Republicans to move a progressive - and realistic - agenda forward.

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.

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"I think the midterm elections and statewide elections are very critical to the national issues", said one voter.

That will be especially important for Perriello, who is counting on a wave of Democratic enthusiasm and is running without the benefit of the party infrastructure. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia, backed Northam, is barred from seeking a consecutive term.

Virginia voters have begun casting their votes in the state's closely watched primary contests for governor that could be an early referendum on President Donald Trump.

On the airwaves Northam has branded the president a "narcissistic maniac", while one of Perriello's closing spots has talked about fighting "tyranny" at home. While he may not have the high-profile endorsements of Northam, experts say he's attracting the same group that aligned with Sen.

In the general election Mr. Northam will face either.

Associated Press reporters Ben Finley in Norfolk and Alanna Durkin Richer in Richmond contributed to this report. The lieutenant governor is expected to attend the event with some of his biggest state backers, backdropped in the bar by a makeshift display of Virginia and American flags.

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Updated | The Virginia gubernatorial race is proving to be a fascinating proxy for national trends as an ally of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren was defeated on Tuesday, and a Trump-style nationalist came close to defeating the mainstream, better financed Republican front runner.

"On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie is the undisputed king of campaign cash, having "$2.4 million on hand after raising $1.1 million in the most recent reporting period", according to the RT-D.

Democrats have seen a surge in candidates for the House of Delegates this year, where they have a longshot at taking back control of the chamber from Republicans in November.

On June 13, I will proudly cast my vote for Tom Perriello.

Both major parties will hold primaries in Virginia's gubernatorial race, the first time they've held the contests on the same day in the commonwealth's history.

Among the Obama veterans to line up behind Perriello were 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe and former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, who more recently served as a top aide on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. She said she was leaning toward voting for Northam in the Democratic primary but liked what she heard from Perriello at his town hall last week in Leesburg.

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