The Alexandria forum will be hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC. It could be closely monitored by Republicans ahead of November’s general election, where gun control is likely to be a topic that puts the state’s partisan divide on full display.
Republicans have termed the Democratic primary a “race to the left” ever since former Rep. Tom Perriello unexpectedly entered the campaign in January to challenge Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who had already locked up the support of most of the state’s party establishment but has faced a competitive race ever since. A Washington Post poll released Thursday showed that 40 percent of likely Democratic voters support Perriello, while 38 percent support Northam.
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