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Debate Pits Northam, Perriello On Pipeline Stance

Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam square off tonight (5/16) in a televised debate in Norfolk with no studio audience.

At a forum Saturday, dancing anti-natural-gas-pipeline protesters scolded Northam, shocking even Perriello supporters like Max Hamilton, who says, “I think it’s because of people like that Democrats lose elections.”

Northam said he has asked the DEQ to add scrutiny, even though the planned pipelines are federally regulated. “I have done all that I can as a Lieutenant Governor,” said Northam.

Perriello slams the pipelines thusly, “This is really just about lazy, outdated thinkin.”

Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick hints that President Trump may want to watch what happens in Virginia. “This is a bellwether election,” says Fenwick.

Tonight’s debate is at 7:00 p.m., and the primary is set for June 13.