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Terry McAuliffe speaks to supporters at a campaign event on June 4, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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

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Updated Sep 15, 2021 - Politics & Policy

California Gov. Newsom survives recall election

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) defeated a Republican-backed effort to remove him, AP projected on Tuesday night.

Why it matters, via Axios' Margaret Talev: Tuesday's results highlight the limits of Republicans trying to use Trump tactics in a deeply Democratic state.

Distrust in political, media and business leaders sweeps the globe

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Trust in government is collapsing, especially in democracies, according to a new global survey.

Why it matters: People also don't think media or business leaders are telling them the truth, and this suspicion of multiple societal institutions is pushing people into smaller, more insular circles of trust.

Great Resignation boosts White House's tech talent hunt

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Biden administration wants to capitalize on the Great Resignation to fill thousands of expected government tech and cybersecurity jobs.

Why it matters: The administration wants to remake how government websites deliver services and improve the nation's cybersecurity, but it will need skilled workers to make it happen.