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Virginia primary election results | McAuliffe wins primary; AG Herring fends off strong competition

Tuesday's primary elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia saw some old faces and new faces win races.

WASHINGTON — Tuesday's primary elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia saw some old faces and new faces win races voted on by Virginians.

Democrats picked their nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general.

Republicans held a convention on May 8 to pick their nominees for these offices; however, candidates from both parties will be on the primary ballot in the House of Delegates and some local offices.

Key Takeaways:

  • In his quest for a second term as Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, a longtime fixture of Democratic politics, won the party’s nomination Tuesday in his quest for a second term in office. McAuliffe will go on to face GOP nominee and political newcomer Glenn Youngkin in the November general election.

RELATED: McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for Virginia governor

  • Incumbent Mark Herring has won the Democratic nomination in the race for attorney general. He fended off a challenge from a state lawmaker who sought to cast Herring as insufficiently progressive. He defeated Del. Jay Jones of Norfolk. Jones had the endorsement of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. 

RELATED: Herring wins Democratic nomination for attorney general

  • Del. Hala Ayala has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.Ayala represents parts of Prince William County in the legislature and launched her political career in 2017 in response to the election of Donald Trump.

RELATED: Hala Ayala wins the Virginia Democratic primary nomination for lieutenant governor

  • An attorney who worked on former President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful Wisconsin recount has ousted long-serving incumbent Del. Charles Poindexter in a Republican primary for the Virginia House of Delegates. Wren Williams beat Poindexter in Tuesday’s nominating contest for the ultraconservative 9th House District, which covers parts of Franklin, Patrick and Henry counties south of Roanoke.

Here is a list of the candidates, winners for Virginia primary races:

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