2017 Virginia gubernatorial election

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The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2017 was held on November 7, 2017.wikipedia
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Ralph Northam

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The Democratic Party nominated Ralph Northam and the Republican Party nominated Ed Gillespie.
Northam, a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 prior to winning the governorship against Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in the 2017 election.

Ed Gillespie

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The Democratic Party nominated Ralph Northam and the Republican Party nominated Ed Gillespie.
Gillespie ran for Governor of Virginia in the 2017 election.

Tom Perriello

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Perriello ran for the Democratic nomination in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, but lost to Ralph Northam.

Corey Stewart

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In 2017, Stewart sought the Republican nomination for Governor of Virginia, narrowly losing to Ed Gillespie.

Terry McAuliffe

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Incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Democratic Party was not eligible to run for reelection due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution.
Speculation intensified after Democrat Ralph Northam won the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election by a wider than expected margin, which media reports suggested strengthened his credibility.

Frank Wagner

Frank W. Wagner
In August 2016, Wagner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2017.

Ken Cuccinelli

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In early polls on the 2017 gubernatorial race, Cuccinelli was a frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

Virginia

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The 2017 statewide elections resulted in Democrats holding the three highest offices, with outgoing lieutenant governor Ralph Northam winning the governorship, Justin Fairfax becoming the first African-American elected lieutenant governor, and Mark Herring continuing as attorney general.

Chesterfield County, Virginia

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In the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, Democrat Ralph Northam narrowly won the county over Republican Ed Gillespie.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The Democratic Party nominated Ralph Northam and the Republican Party nominated Ed Gillespie. Incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Democratic Party was not eligible to run for reelection due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution.

Term limits in the United States

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Incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Democratic Party was not eligible to run for reelection due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution.

Constitution of Virginia

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Incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Democratic Party was not eligible to run for reelection due to term limits established by the Virginia Constitution.

Republican Party (United States)

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The Democratic Party nominated Ralph Northam and the Republican Party nominated Ed Gillespie.

Libertarian Party (United States)

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The Libertarian Party nominated Clifford Hyra by convention on May 6, 2017.