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Ed Gillespie leads GOP candidates for governor in straw poll at PW Republican dinner

Virginia is a unique state that has an election every year. This November, Virginians will elect a Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Each party will decide its nominees through a traditional primary election on June 13, 2017. In addition, all 100 members of the House of Delegate are up for election this year.

“Prince William County is a key battleground for us in 2017,” according to John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. “It is great to see our candidates prioritize this great County so early in the process.”

The dinner featured a straw poll for all three statewide primary races for June 13, 2017. More than 300 people attended the dinner.

Straw Poll Results for Governor

62.3% (165)    Businessman and 2014 Senate nominee Ed Gillespie

24.5% (65)      Prince William Board of County Supervisor Chairman Corey Stewart

8.7% (23)      Businessman Denver Riggleman

3% (8)          State Senator Frank Wagner

1.5% (4)        Write-In

Straw Poll Results for Lieutenant Governor

57.4% (148)    State Senator Jill Vogel

29.8% (77)      State Senator Bryce Reeves

12.8% (33)      Delegate Glenn Davis

Straw Poll Results for Attorney General

71.8% (183)    Richmond Attorney John Adams

28.2% (72)      Virginia Beach Attorney Chuck Smith

Marco Rubio won the 2016 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner presidential Straw Poll, the release noted.

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