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Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie have both contradicted the Trump administration, saying that Virginia doesn't have any sanctuary cities. Mr. Gillespie's latest attack ad says Mr. Northam opposed sanctuary legislation. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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While both candidates for governor denounced white nationalists, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, (top center) went a step further and criticized President Trump. "This denouncement is too little, too late," he said of the president. Mr. Gillespie (center bottom) was optimistic about Virginia's ability to tackle hate groups. "We have stared down racism, and Nazism and white supremacy before, and we will stare it down again," Mr. Gillespie said. Combined Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, (bottom center) gestures during a news conference with his running mates, Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Vogel, left, and Attorney General candidate John Adams, right, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, with his wife Pam, left, son Weston, and daughter Aubrey celebrate his victory in the Democratic primary during an election party in Crystal City, Va., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Northam faced former congressman Tom Perriello in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Virginia Lt. Gov., and Democratic candidate for Governor, Ralph Northam, left, talks with Senate Chief Deputy Clerk, Tara Perkinson, right, prior to the start of the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginians are set to head to the polls Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to pick a Republican and Democratic candidate in the closely watched race for governor. The highest profile contest is on the Democratic side, where Northam is in a close race with former congressman Tom Perriello. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 26, 2016 photo, Virginia Lt. Gov., and Democratic candidate for Governor, Ralph Northam, left, as he talks with Senate Chief Deputy Clerk, Tara Perkinson, right, prior to the start of the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia primary voters will select candidates for the nation’s marquee race for governor, without any recommendations so far from President Donald Trump or former President Barack Obama on who to vote for. Northam, has the backing of the state party’s establishment and particularly robust support among black political leaders who feel a strong connection with the country’s first African-American president. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello responds to a moderator during a Democratic debate with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at WHRO-TV in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) ** FILE **

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam responds to a moderator during a Democratic debate with former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at WHRO-TV in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam speak a Democratic debate,Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at WHRO-TV in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello acknowledges friends and supporters before a Democratic debate with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at WHRO-TV in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam gestures as he reads a statement during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Now a candidate for governor, Northam has tried to shed his image as the genteel pediatric neurologist who calmly presides over the slow moving state Senate in favor of a more aggressive politician eager to take on President Trump. "I know how to fight, I know how to win fights," said Northam. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Ralph Northam is sworn is as lieutenant governor on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT