Virginia has elected a new governor.
Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial race on Tuesday. Northam had 54 percent of the vote and Gillespie had 45 percent.
Gillespie conceded in a speech Tuesday night and wished the incoming governor luck.
The candidates battled in one of the tightest races of 2017. Analysts predicted the race could demonstrate the impact of Trump’s presidency and foreshadow democrats’ chances in the 2018 midterm elections.
Polls showed Northam held a narrow advantage, but Gillespie gained ground over the last month.
Republicans have not won a statewide race in Virginia in eight years.
Take a look back at what our Robert Costa and Washington Week panelist Molly Ball had to say last month about the gubernatorial race.
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