RICHMOND — Voters across Virginia will round out the state’s Democratic ticket Tuesday, with candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general on the primary ballot. Democratic and Republican nominees in several House races will be selected as well.
Democrats will decide whether Aneesh Chopra of Arlington County or state Sen. Ralph S. Northam (D-Norfolk) gets the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor and will choose between Justin Fairfax of Alexandria and state Sen. Mark R. Herring of Loudoun for attorney general.
Terry McAuliffe is the Democratic nominee against state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) in November’s much anticipated governor’s race.
Republicans chose E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor in a party convention last month in Richmond. The Chesapeake minister defeated six competitors for the GOP nod, riding a wave of grass-roots support that bested better-funded campaigns. Since then, Jackson has drawn criticism for his views on homosexuality, abortion and race, but he has said his statements are based on his Christian faith.