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2013 Primary election review: Democratic Senators Northam and Herring advance to general election

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June 12, 2013

Virginia

By Maresa Strano

RICHMOND, Virginia: Virginia Democrats went to the polls yesterday to decide which candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general to send to the general election. With 99% of precincts reporting as of 12:00 am ET, the results show state Sen. Ralph Northam defeating Aneesh Chopra 54-46 percent for the lieutenant gubernatorial nomination, and attorney general hopeful Mark Herring, Northam's senate colleague, scoring a - slightly narrower 52-48 percent - victory over Justin Fairfax.[1][2]

Former Democratic National Committee Chair and current gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was nominated by default, having drawn no primary challengers. His name did not appear on the primary ballot.[3]

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 54.2% 78,337
Aneesh Chopra 45.8% 66,098
Total Votes 144,435
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


Attorney General of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring 51.7% 72,861
Justin Fairfax 48.3% 68,177
Total Votes 141,038
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


With both the Republican convention and Democratic primary election now over, the ballots for the Nov. 5 general election are set for major party candidates seeking the open seats of governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. The candidates include:

Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

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