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McAuliffe speaks at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in November's gubernatorial election. McAuliffe was the favorite in both Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Against four opponents in Jennifer McClellan, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Lee Carter and Justin Fairfax, McAuliffe won the state primary in a relative landslide with more than 60 percent of the vote.

McAuliffe's margin of victory in Danville was 63 percent, with only a 7.5 percent voter turnout. He also claimed the majority vote in Pittsylvania County with more than 69 percent of the vote.

Pittsylvania County and Danville both overwhelmingly supported Danville native Xavier Warren for the office of lieutenant governor, but at 4 percent of the vote he came up last in the state. Hala Ayala won the democratic bid for lieutenant governor.

Virginia democrats also renominated incumbent Mark Herring for Virginia Attorney General, to what would be his third term in office. His only opponent, Jerrauld "Jay" Jones, was the favorite in Pittsylvania County.

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