Virginia Candidates Push for Votes at End of Primary Campaign (NBC Washington)

Even though he is not on the ballot, President Trump is playing a key role in Virginia gubernatorial primaries, said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. Democratic candidates for governor have been competing to offer the most harsh rhetoric of Trump’s presidency, while the Republican field features a Republican embracing Trump and one who is trying to keep a little bit of distance between himself and the controversial president, Farnsworth said.

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