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Trump tweets support for Ed Gillespie ahead of Virginia governor's race

With one day to go before election day in Virginia's high-stakes, closely watched race for governor, President Trump plugged his preferred candidate, Republican Ed Gillespie, via Twitter.

Trump tweeted Monday:

Gillespie, a White House advisor to President George W. Bush and former lobbyist, faces Democrat Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist and the state's lieutenant governor.

Virginia is one of only two states electing a new governor this year, and the contest is viewed by many as an early referendum on Trump's political popularity.

Democrats are eager to prove they can harness anti-Trump energy into success at the polls, while Republicans are looking to show they have a winning blueprint in a blue-leaning state. Most public polls have shown a close race to succeed Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who is term limited.

Trump has also endorsed Gillespie in previous tweets.

Despite the president's support, Gillespie has kept Trump at a distance and has not campaigned with him. But in a bid to rally Trump supporters, Gillespie has run hard-edge attacks ads against Northam focused on immigrants in the country illegally and preserving Confederate statues.

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