“In Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Virginia, state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated former White House technology chief Aneesh Chopra by a 54-46 margin, earning him the right to take on the GOP’s already infamous nominee for lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson. And in the race for attorney general, state Sen. Mark Herring held off attorney Justin Fairfax 52-48; he’ll face Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain in November. With Terry McAuliffe unopposed for the gubernatorial nod, the Democratic ticket is now set, and Virginia will face a very competitive set of elections this fall.

Meanwhile, further down the ballot, Delegate Rosalyn Dance, who had made local Democrats unhappy thanks to her coziness with the GOP, narrowly turned back a challenge from first-time candidate Evandra Thompson, 53-47, in the 63rd District. In her concession, Thompson, who is just 30 years old, says she plans to run again in 2015.” –Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest