Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D) “apologized Wednesday for calling President Trump’s election ‘a little bit like a political and constitutional September 11,’ shortly after excerpted video of the Democrat’s comment at an Afton, Virginia, event surfaced on conservative media.” (National Journal)
BIG PICTURE. “The Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary is taking an unusually sharp turn to the left in a Southern state known for centrist Democrats. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and … Perriello … are shoring up their progressive credentials with support for liberal causes and denouncements of President Trump.
“It’s a reflection of a changing political landscape in a state where Democrats are increasingly comfortable running as progressives. Although the state legislature is controlled by Republicans, all five statewide offices are held by Democrats. The state voted blue in the past three presidential contests, including in November when Virginia was the only Southern state that Hillary Clinton won.” (Washington Post)