Jun 8, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Terry McAuliffe wins Democratic primary for Virginia governor
Democrats on Tuesday nominated former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the state's November gubernatorial election, per AP.
Why it matters: McAuliffe, who entered the primary in December as a clear front-runner, beat four Democratic candidates to secure the nomination.
- The others struggled to keep pace with McAuliffe's name recognition and fundraising.
What's next: The close ally of President Biden's will face Trump-endorsed Youngkin in November in what's expected to be a competitive election as Republicans seek to win their first statewide office since 2009.
Go deeper: 5 Democrats face off in today's Virginia gubernatorial primary