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PERRIELLO CRITICIZES TRUMP POLICIES DURING MOSQUE VISIT IN DULLES

By ALEX KOMA, Loudoun Times

No matter where Tom Perriello went in the world in his days as a State Department envoy, he says he always felt welcome — now, he worries his home state isn’t living up to the same standard. The former Central Virginia congressman has been a frequent and vocal critic of President Donald Trump’s policies since he joined the race for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s gubernatorial election. But he’s also working to sketch out policies that would move this state from simply decrying Trump’s travel ban or crackdown on undocumented immigrants, to confronting the forces that convince people that those efforts somehow make the country safer.

VaNews May 23, 2017



RALPH NORTHAM HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH LGBT, GUN CONTROL PAC

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Guns continue to be a hot button issue in this year's elections in Virginia. Monday, Democratic candidate for governor Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam held a press call with the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC. It's a political group inspired by the mass shooting in Orlando that backs candidates in state and federal elections based on their support for gun control and LGBT rights.

VaNews May 23, 2017



THE RUMBLE IN VIRGINIA

By ALEX SHEPHARD, The New Republic

Tom Perriello draws a Bernie crowd. At a town hall at the University of Mary Washington, bearded college kids in flannel buzz at the back of the room, while older voters in khakis and checked shirts occupy the folding chairs up front. They’re all eager to hear Perriello, who’s running for governor of Virginia, rail against the corrosive influence of money in politics, a political system rigged against workers—and, of course, the new president of the United States.

VaNews May 23, 2017



DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR DEBATE GUN CONTROL

By EMILY LEAYMAN, Patch.com

Democratic candidates for Virginia governor Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam pitched how they can push gun control in a state historically for gun rights at a forum Sunday. Around 150 people came out to the forum at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town.

VaNews May 23, 2017



GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES VISIT PETERSBURG

By JOHN ADAM AND MICHAEL BUETTNER , Progress Index (Metered paywall - 5 free articles a month)

Lt Gov. Ralph Northam and State Sen. Frank M. Wagner, two candidates vying for their respective parties’ nominations for governor in next month’s primaries, stopped by Petersburg this past week. Northam made a stop in Petersburg Thursday, as he spent the morning at the Petersburg TRIAD’s Resource Day at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. The annual event is put on for senior citizens by the Petersburg TRIAD and the Petersburg Sheriff’s Office, so they can learn about the various health and care services that are available to them in the region.

VaNews May 19, 2017



NORTHAM LEADING TV SPENDING, REPUBLICANS SPENDING LITTLE

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Democrat Ralph Northam has outspent rival Tom Perriello by more than 2 to 1 on TV advertising in Virginia's closely watched governor's race with less than four weeks before the primary. Spokesman for both campaigns said Wednesday their media tracking showed Northam had spent $1.2 million while Perriello has spent more than $500,000. On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie is the only candidate spending money on TV. He's spent more than $235,000, according to media tracking company Advertising Analytics LLC.

VaNews May 18, 2017



RACE BETWEEN DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNOR IS NECK-AND-NECK

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER AND SCOTT CLEMENT, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia Democrats Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam are battling in a very close contest for the party’s gubernatorial primary, with divisions reemerging from last year’s Democratic presidential race, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll. Democratic likely voters say Perriello’s endorsements by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), icons of the national progressive movement, carry at least as much weight as Northam’s support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and nearly all other Virginia Democrats in Congress and the state legislature.

VaNews May 18, 2017



DOMINION LETTER SHOWS WHY STAYING NEUTRAL ON PIPELINE PROJECT COULD HELP NORTHAM

By GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has taken heat from environmentalists for refusing to condemn a pair of natural gas pipelines being built in the state, but a recent letter from Virginia’s biggest utility suggests the potential political payoff from his neutral stance. Dominion Energy chief executive Thomas Farrell sent a letter May 12 to the company’s 76,000 employees, retirees and shareholders throughout Virginia that urged them to consider Dominion’s pipeline project when voting in the June 13 gubernatorial primary. Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline is “one of the largest and most important projects our company has ever undertaken,” Farrell wrote.

VaNews May 17, 2017



VA. GOVERNOR HOPEFULS NORTHAM, PERRIELLO CLASH IN NORFOLK DEBATE

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The candidates each cast themselves as Democrats who can win the race for governor in conservative Virginia in a debate in Norfolk Tuesday, with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam detailing policy moves he's already made in Richmond and former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello calling for bolder new ideas. The two clashed over who was the most in favor of cracking down on gun violence, the most likely to protect access to abortion and the most committed to promoting renewable energy to address sea-level rise.

VaNews May 17, 2017



TRUMP, TAXES AND TUNNEL TOLLS ARE DISCUSSED AT DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

By BROCK VERGAKIS , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The two candidates vying for the Democratic party’s gubernatorial nomination took vastly different approaches to their fourth debate on Tuesday in Norfolk, with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam primarily sticking to his record in the General Assembly and Tom Perriello striking a combative tone against President Donald Trump and Republicans.

VaNews May 17, 2017