While both candidates for governor denounced white nationalists, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, (top center) went a step further and criticized President Trump. "This denouncement is too little, too late," he said of the president. Mr. Gillespie (center bottom) was optimistic about Virginia's ability to tackle hate groups. "We have stared down racism, and Nazism and white supremacy before, and we will stare it down again," Mr. Gillespie said.
Combined Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, (bottom center) gestures during a news conference with his running mates, Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Vogel, left, and Attorney General candidate John Adams, right, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, with his wife Pam, left, son Weston, and daughter Aubrey celebrate his victory in the Democratic primary during an election party in Crystal City, Va., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Northam faced former congressman Tom Perriello in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)