Inside the White House with D.C.'s most wired reporter. Sign up for Mike Allen's Axios AM.

Stories

How Virginia's gubernatorial vote could resonate nationwide

Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie shake hands prior to a debate in September: Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP

The N.Y. Times' Jonathan Martin, a Virginia resident and expert on Old Dominion politics, has your talking points for tomorrow's gubernatorial election:

  • "Should [Republican Ed] Gillespie win or narrowly fall short, he will have handed 2018 candidates in competitive races a playbook for Trump-era campaigns: deploy the president's politics but avoid Mr. Trump himself."
  • "What ultimately may save [Democrat Ralph] Northam ... Virginia Democrats, especially in the Washington suburbs, view this election as an exercise in cathartic revenge against Mr. Trump."

The state of play: Per the Real Clear Politics polling average, Northam by 2.

More stories loading.