Former Virginia Senator and current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam had no trouble winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Governor, capturing 56 percent of the overall vote over his opponent Tom Perriello, while the Republican primary was much tighter.
With local registrars reporting a positive voter turnout for the dual primary election, local results varied from the statewide vote in the Republican primary, but mirrored the rest of the state in the Democratic primary.
Locally, Northam swept the polls, capturing 81 percent of the vote in Mathews County, a locality he once represented in the Virginia Senate. In Gloucester, he captured 71 percent of the vote.
On the Republican side, GOP frontrunner Ed Gillespie narrowly won the gubernatorial primary over Prince William County Board of Supervisors’ chairman Corey Stewart, an anti-establishment candidate who aligned much of his platform with that of President Donald Trump.
Gillespie won 44 percent of the statewide ...
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