If Trump Was a Rock Star, Va. Governor Candidates Are Looking Like Wallflowers

If Trump was a rock star, Va. governor candidates are looking like wallflowers

RICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie stands in shirt and tie with a man in a military uniform, shaking hands, the gray concrete of a Metro station unmistakable in the background.Democratic rival Ralph Northam, wearing a suit, bends forward to greet two elderly men in the lobby of a veterans care facility in Roanoke.
These are the images of Virginia’s high-profile governor’s race just six weeks from Election Day — intimate, controlled and more likely to be on social media than in news outlets.
A year after Donald Trump rode massive rallies into the presidency, Virginia’s contest — …

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