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Who should win the Virginia governor's race: Ralph Northam or Ed Gillespie?
A festive crown for the winner
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#GoTeamGillespie

The Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie is a close one and has been unique in its civility—especially given the current political climate. Some have said the Virginia governor's race may be a strong indicator of what to expect in 2020, and the GOP believes it is imperative that Gillespie wins. But Northam has been leading in the polls, and Democrats seem confident he will secure the governorship. What do you think? 🏁

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Who should win the Virginia governor's race: Ralph Northam or Ed Gillespie?
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The Virginia governor's race has been a particularly civil and refreshing one between candidates Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie. The Washington Post believes this is because Virginia is a relatively purple state.

The relative absence of bomb-throwing between the candidates, despite their differences, reflects Virginia’s status as a centrist state, divided between Democratic-leaning urban and suburban areas and heavily Republican exurban and rural ones. Extremists tend to fare poorly in statewide races. And while neither Mr. Gillespie nor Mr. Northam has shied away from partisan jabs, it’s been refreshing that most of those jabs have landed well above the belt.
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Democratic candidate Ralph Northam is a veteran, a pediatric neurologist and the current Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

Ralph uses his experience as a pediatrician to protect the health and safety of Virginia’s children, like passing legislation creating guidelines for school sports teams to deal with concussions.
As a proud Army veteran, Ralph helped protect Virginia’s veterans by expanding needed healthcare and access to job opportunities. As lieutenant governor, he supported efforts to functionally end veteran homelessness in Virginia.

Northam also served as a state senator and has a proven history of progressive credentials according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

As a state senator, Northam, an Army veteran with a low-key demeanor and quick, dry wit, focused on public health and became a stalwart on veterans, child welfare and women’s health issues.
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Republican candidate Ed Gillespie describes himself as "a business owner" and a "longtime conservative leader."

A former Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia and the Republican National Committee, a lead author of the 1994 Contract with America, and a long-time policy and communications aide to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Ed has always been a conservative leader.

Gillespie's platform is based around conservative principles of "limited, effective government."

It’s time for a plan to get Virginia growing again with across-the-board policy reforms that cover taxes, regulation, education, transportation, healthcare and public safety. This year I will put forward a serious and substantive vision for Virginia to create jobs, raise take-home pay and help people lift themselves out of poverty. Our vision is one based on our Constitutional principles of limited, effective government. 
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FINAL RESULTS
Who should win the Virginia governor's race: Ralph Northam or Ed Gillespie?
A festive crown for the winner
#GoTeamNortham
#GoTeamGillespie
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