ARLINGTON, Va. — The former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie barely survived an anti-establishment scare to claim the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. He will face Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in a November clash that may test how much of a burden President Trump is among moderate voters, who are deeply contemptuous of the president.With all but one precinct reporting early Wednesday, Mr. Gillespie was leading by about 4,300 votes, or about 1.2 percent, over Corey Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. The threshold for a recount in Virginia is a margin of less than 1 percent of the total votes cast.The unexpectedly narrow outcome illustrated Mr. Trump’s enduring appeal among conservatives.Emulating … Next »
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