Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wins VA Dem Gov Primary

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Terry McAuliffe, the former governor seeking a return to the Executive Mansion, will represent Democrats this fall in a closely watched contest that will test Democrats’ political hold over the state in the post-Trump era.

McAuliffe, 64, easily prevailed in a five-way Democratic primary where his fundraising, name recognition and connections to powerful Virginians made him the favorite from the outset. With 99% of precincts reporting, McAuliffe had 62% of the vote.

In the race to succeed Gov. Ralph Northam, McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity executive who plans to wield his large personal wealth to become the first Republican elected statewide since 2009.

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