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FILE - Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano speaks during a news conference outside the county courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Oct. 15, 2020. The June 2023 primary elections for three Virginia prosecutors’ seats could shed light on whether suburban voters still embrace criminal justice reforms. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)

Reform-minded prosecutors in northern Virginia face primary challenges

- Associated Press

In the four years since progressive reform prosecutors swept into office across northern Virginia, they have faced constant criticism, ranging from conservatives who deride them as bleeding-heart " Soros prosecutors " to judges who claim they abuse their discretion.