Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

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Tomorrow's Democratic gubernatorial primary in Virginia has gotten a lot more national attention than the New Jersey contests last week. Some ballots also include candidates for other offices.

Most of the focus has been on the Democratic candidates seeking to succeed Democratic incumbent Terry McAuliffe, who can not run again because of term limits. Check out our breakdown of their positions.

Virginia has gone to the Democrats in the last three presidential elections.

Ed Gillespie - Favored in pre-polling as the likely primary victor. Many says that the environmental destruction caused by the pipeline's construction could hurt the region's growing tourism industry, which brings in almost $1b a year to the region and has grown by 53% over the last decade. Stewart, the head of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, was a former Virginia co-chair for Trump.

Want to learn about more gubernatorial candidates? Frank Wagner, Virginia Beach, are trying to close Gillespie's enormous lead. Meanwhile, Northam, the current lieutenant governor, is being supported by every elected Democrat in the executive or legislative branches of government in the Old Dominion.

By far, the most closely watched races will be between the five candidates running to be Virginia's next governor.

"I'll tell you about this guy", said Kaine, dropping his hand onto Northam's shoulder.

Tom Perriello - After gaining particular favor among young voters, Perriello is expected to make a competitive run at Northam.

On the issues - from health care to education to prison reform - Lt. Gov. Northam and Mr. Perriello appear to have few differences.

Voters across the Commonwealth will get their say Tuesday on who will be on the ballot for offices including governor and lieutenant governor.

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Virginians aren't required to declare a political party when they register to vote, but when they check in for Tuesday's primary they will have to say whether they want a Democratic or Republican ballot.

Voters are also choosing candidates for lieutenant governor and several state House seats. You can learn more about Vogel here. Bryce Reeves has accused primary rival and fellow state Sen.

REEVES: "If you're looking for someone who is just sitting around to be the next governor, that's not me".

On the Democratic side, attorney Justin Fairfax has snagged frontrunner status, with dozens of endorsements from state officials and a fundraising lead. You can learn more about Platt here.

RALPH NORTHAM: We have an opportunity to win back our majority in the House of Delegates.

In Loudoun County, voters in the Democratic primary will select a candidate in two House of Delegates districts - the 33rd, now represented by LaRock, and the 67th, a seat held by Jim LeMunyon (R).

The winners in this contest and in the other races will face off in the November general election. "And I believe that is a very hard thing to wrestle with as someone who previously voted for Bernie Sanders".

On June 13, I will proudly cast my vote for Tom Perriello.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. Any voter in line by 7 p.m. will be able to vote. It will show you where your polling site is located. After the event, Mr. Perriello and I had a 5 to 10-minute one-on-one and I found myself intrigued by his work in the Obama Administration, his mastery of public policy, and his philosophy about leadership rising from the community level; in addition, we found some common interest related to broadband (high speed Internet) deployment and adoption as an economic and community development driver.



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