Northam Takes Democratic Nomination for VA Lt. Governor
Ralph Northam, photo courtesy of northamforlg.org
The race for the democratic nomination in the lieutenant governor race between former White House Technology Chief Aneesh Chopra and Virginia Senator Ralph Northam is over.
Northam has defeated Aneesh Chopra.
According to the Associated Press, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Northam finished with 77,570 votes and Chopra finished with 65,198 votes.
Northam will take on Republican E.W. Jackson in the November election.
Northam Campaign Press Release
RICHMOND -- DPVA Chair Delegate Charniele Herring statement on the nomination of Senator Mark Herring:
"This election will provide a stark contrast in the race for Attorney General. Our Democratic nominee, Mark Herring, will work hard to restore the reputation of the Office of the Attorney General by focusing on issues that Virginians care about like consumer protection and equitably representing the people of Virginia.
"Mark Obenshain has already proven that he views political power as a way to impose his own social agenda on Virginia families. He wrote legislation to require women suffering a miscarriage to report it to the police or face criminal penalties and worked with Ken Cuccinelli to introduce legislation that would ban some common forms of birth control, like the pill."
"Commonwealth voters will use this election as an opportunity to restore a mainstream focus to the Office of the Attorney General."
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