Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam

Posted June 14, 2017

The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. Voters vote at the usual precincts.

John Carr of Winchester, Va. walks into his polling place Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to vote in the Virginia Primary Election where a Republican and Democratic candidate for governor and lieutenant governor will be chosen. You will need to show a photo ID before casting your ballot. Clinton carried the state by 6 points past year, and Trump's approval rating was at just 36 percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll in April.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the Halifax County Voter Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. On the Democratic side in the governor's race, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam entered the stretch with a good bankroll.

Here is a brief summary of each candidate's qualifications. Both support a higher minimum wage, free community college, decriminalizing marijuana and expanded pre-K. 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. But Perriello's bid earlier this year upended the race, with the former congressman catching national attention for his fiery anti-Trump rhetoric.

The IBEW said that they made a decision to endorse Perriello after he became the only candidate in the race the race to call for free two-year community college and repealing the state's "right-to-work" law, which allows workers to benefit from union contracts without paying dues to those unions. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Whatever national fuss it has enjoyed is in no small part because casually interested national media have frequently treated the battle between Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam as a rematch of last year's Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton rivalry. By cutting 10 percent off income taxes for all Virginians over a three year period, Gillespie says that a family of four would be saving roughly $1,285, that is if statistics accurately depict the average family's income of $135,000 per year. Flame-throwing challenger Corey Stewart, the chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, has touted his former role as the Trump campaign chairman and has challenged Gillespie to pledge his allegiance to Trump.

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"The Democratic establishment in Virginia was not prepared to turn around and fully embrace this populist energy on the left that exploded after Trump's election", said Quentin Kidd, a political scientist at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, in an interview. An worldwide trade attorney, he has vowed to protect Confederate monuments such as statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. A top priority for him is infrastructure development, including transportation projects to create jobs and reduce traffic congestion in Virginia.

The lieutenant governor is a part-time position that involves presiding over the state Senate and breaking tied votes.

GOP candidates for lieutenant governor are Jill Holzmann Vogel of Fauquier and Bryce E. Reeves of Spotsylvania, both state senators, and Del.

Perhaps the most well-traveled candidate in the race is Delegate Glenn Davis.

The general election is scheduled for November 7.