Most of the elected Democrats in Virginia have endorsed Ralph Northam for Governor, all but Congressman Gerry Connolly in the 11th district. Both of Virginia’s Senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, as well as Congressmen Bobby Scott, Donald McEachin, and Don Beyer have all endorsed Ralph Northam. He also has the support of Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring.
Connolly will not endorse Northam in deference to former Congressman Tom Perriello who recently entered the race for Governor.
“Tom Perriello and I were colleagues in Congress and remain friends to this day,” Connolly said in a statement. “While I continue to believe that Ralph Northam is a great leader and fighter for progressive values, I welcome Tom’s entrance to the race and believe both candidates have much to gain from a vigorous contest.”
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