Democrats on Tuesday nominated former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the state's November gubernatorial election, per AP.
Why it matters: McAuliffe, who entered the primary in December as a clear front-runner, beat four Democratic candidates to secure the nomination.
- The others struggled to keep pace with McAuliffe's name recognition and fundraising.
What's next: The close ally of President Biden's will face Trump-endorsed Youngkin in November in what's expected to be a competitive election as Republicans seek to win their first statewide office since 2009.