Both candidates have pledged fierce opposition to Trump and his policies. Gillespie, in comparison, has hedged on whether he supports the president or would want his help in November - a clear general election strategy for a purple state that's increasingly trended blue in statewide contests. The Democrats have three candidates for Lieutenant Governor but only Justin Fairfax and Susan Platt have a chance of joining Northam on the November 7th ballot. Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year, and the contest could serve as a preview to 2018's midterm elections.
Polls in Tuesday's primary races are open until 7 p.m.
That will be especially important for Perriello, who is counting on a wave of Democratic enthusiasm and is running without the benefit of the party infrastructure.
Northam hasn't minced words about Trump either, and in his most memorable television spot, after touting his support for gun control and how he fought a GOP push in the state legislature to require transvaginal ultrasounds before abortions, the physician bluntly calls the president of the United States a "narcissistic maniac". He energized many new-to-politics voters who oppose Trump and promised to support a grab-bag of progressive policies, like raising taxes on the wealthy, using public funds for political campaigns or mandating union membership. "I think it has bigger consequences than people imagine". Democrats can only hope to ward off an outcome that they hate.
On the Republican side, Gillespie, a moderate Washington insider, is trying to fend off under-funded but spirited campaigns from Wagner and Stewart, an avid Trump supporter. She says that Perriello is "really someone who is going to make changes to make this economy work better for hardworking families". Stewart's campaign has mostly been composed of attacks on undocumented workers, defense of Confederate monuments, and oaths of fealty to the president. Northam had always been considered the Democrats' successor to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who's prohibited by law from running for a second term. When so much is at stake, none of us can afford to sit out elections or elect the wrong candidate who is not up for the task.
"I do feel it's important for people to understand that we are there to serve the goal of the commonwealth and to serve our citizens, not for any personal gain, and I don't want anyone having any doubts about that", Gillespie said.
Perriello ratcheted up attacks on Trump ahead of Tuesday's vote, calling the primary the "firewall against the hate and bigotry of the administration".
Perriello had the backing of Vermont Sen. Elizabeth Warren and bankrolled by Democratic super donors George Soros and Donald Sussman.
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.
Northam, a usually low-key pediatric neurologist, won running as a pragmatist with the state Democratic establishment's firm support. You would normally expect the nationally focused Perriello to have an advantage in the nationally focused D.C. suburbs.
The government also said Trump hotel revenue does not fit the definition of an improper payment under the constitution. An artist in Washington , D.C. projected the "Pay Trump Bribes Here" message on the Trump International Hotel in May.
On Friday, the U.S. president and secretary of state took contrasting approaches to Washington's mediation efforts. Turkish president also called on Riyadh to remove all sanctions on Doha and open diplomatic talks.
On Thursday, Daesh's Amaq news agency released a video allegedly showing the coalition use of white phosphorus in Raqqa. Held by IS since 2014, Raqa emerged as a key hub for the jihadists' operations in Syria, neighbouring Iraq, and beyond.
Said Callahan: "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions . In a separate development Monday, Trump held his first Cabinet meeting with everyone on board.
With the number-one ranking and the prospect of a first Grand Slam title on the line, it was Halep who grasped the opportunity. But 20 years ago, he said Thursday, he came to Roland Garros hoping "to win one match".
Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st US state. Nevertheless, the final say regarding Puerto Rican statehood lies with Congress despite the referendum's outcome.
Authorities are looking at two laptops, a tablet and four cellphones seized from Winner's home as well as spiral-bound notebooks. Neither prosecutors nor Winner's parents have identified the government agency where she worked at the time of her arrest.
He stressed that Qatar's strategic choice was to solve any crisis through dialogue, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. But Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Wednesday voiced opposition to foreign involvement in the dispute.
I for one am loving the suspense and I'm very curious to see who will rise to the occasion and take this opportunity by the horns. The 25-year-old Halep will tackle Ukraine's fifth seed Elina Svitolina for a semi-final place.
Metroid: Samus Returns gets back to platforming roots on 3DS
If music isn't one's beat, then the pair of Samus Returns amiibo should make for nice bonuses to grab alongside the game as well. Each amiibo will be compatible with both Metroid: Samus Returns which will be released for Nintendo 3DS on September 15 .
E3 2017: Here's all of EA's E3 reveal trailers in one place
Offering a co-op storyline, A Way Out is a tale of two men who embark upon personal missions that require breaking out of prison. Apparently, your character's ability to get into the National Football League will be determined by choices made by the player.
Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, Warriors All-Star Draymond Green didn't just get mad: he took action. Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most .
Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5
Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. A goose egg in the win column that will obviously have to change if the Preds are to capture their first ever Stanley Cup.
Battlefront 2 full Theed multiplayer video from EA Play
From what we can see in the trailer, there will be some college ball in Longshot including OR and Texas, both part of the NCAA. There's not much to go on, but EA is leaving it to Microsoft to share more about Anthem during their show tomorrow afternoon.
Bill Maher apologises for N-word slur: 'I did a bad thing'
Other guests on Friday's show included rapper and actor Ice Cube , with the roundtable consisting of David Gregory, former Rep. This week, Bill Maher faced a tidal wave of criticism for his usage of a racial slur during a recent episode of Real Time .
Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants
In 2002, the U.S. helped Philippine authorities track down Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Sabaya, who was killed in that operation. The presence of the U.S. , he said, provides only intelligence exchanges, training and technical support.
Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor
Apple has finally unveiled its answer to Amazon's and Google's smart speakers slash digital assistants - and it's called HomePod . Google, meanwhile, previewed new speaker features such as hands-free phone calling during its software conference last month .