Virginia’s top Democrats are officially backing the Eastern Shore’s Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam for Governor. Northam received the formal endorsement of statewide officeholders Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine on Saturday morning. Attorney General Mark R. Herring gave Northam his support last year.
At the state convention in Richmond, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine issued statements backing the Northam to lead Democrats’ statewide ticket next year.
“As governor, Ralph Northam will build on our economic progress, promote new innovations in health care and technology jobs, and continue to build a new Virginia economy,” McAuliffe said.