Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Gubernatorial Election
ELECTION NIGHT 2017
Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) won the state’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday night, defeating Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Democrats were casting the victory as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who threw his arms around Gillespie by tweeting his support and recording robo-calls. But the president did not campaign alongside Gillespie in the state where Hillary Clinton defeated him by nearly five points in 2016.