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McAuliffe takes jabs from fellow Democrats in debate

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe denied Soering request Dec. 22, 2015
Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe denied Soering request Dec. 22, 2015
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 6:33 AM EDT
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ETTRICK, Va. (AP) - The five Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for Virginia governor have met for the first televised debate of the primary season.

Former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Del. Lee Carter, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and state Sen. Jennifer McClellan took the stage for an hour-long, socially distance debate Tuesday night at Virginia State University.

It was the first chance for a statewide, televised audience to hear from the entire crowded field, and the frontrunning McAuliffe took most of the jabs.

The Democratic primary is on June 8.

Republicans opted to choose their candidates through a convention on May 8 with voting sites across the state.

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