With Election Day four days out, the top of the Democratic state ballot held a raucous rally at Crooked Run Brewing’s Sterling location Friday night.
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Justin Fairfax are vying to keep the offices of governor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor in Democratic hands. The event Friday kicked off a weekend of intense campaigning and canvassing across Northern Virginia, including more stops in Loudoun on Saturday.
In a packed house of enthusiastic supporters, Northam, Herring and Fairfax joined other Democratic candidates and incumbents in the House of Delegates to promise to build off of the work of the previous four years under Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).
Northam also contrasted his ideals to President Donald J. Trump.
“There is so much enthusiasm, so much excitement, and the reason that it is because of the campaign that we watched in 2016 that was based on hatred and bigotry and fear and discrimination,” Northam said. “And now the clown show that we’re watching in Washington, DC—none of us should accept that as the new normal.”
Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7.