November 7, 2017
Democrat Ralph Northam wins the Virginia governor’s race, as Ed Gillespie concedes.
Polls leading up to the election showed the two candidates neck and neck, but Tuesday Northam edged out Gillespie to win.
President Trump has been critical of Northam, saying he is weak on crime and horrible for Virginia’s economy.
The president had backed Ed Gillespie and tweeted that despite the loss he worked hard.
He went on to mention that republicans won four out of four house seats and quote ‘we will continue to win, even bigger than before.’
Northam is poised to take over for outgoing Democrat Governor Terry Mcauliffe who reached his term limit.