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Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor’s race

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By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams was in Norfolk, Virginia, on Sunday to urge Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month’s Virginia governor’s election. Abrams says what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are” in future contests with even higher stakes. Abrams has become a leading national voice in the party since narrowly losing the 2018 race for governor in Georgia. With her appearances at three churches in Norfolk, Abrams is joining other political heavyweights in trying to ensure that a state trending increasingly Democratic doesn’t flip back to the Republican column.

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