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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor. Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine campaign for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for governor during a canvass kickoff on Saturday in Arlington, Va. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Trump Looms Over Both Democratic And GOP Primaries For Virginia Governor

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Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, accompanied by his wife, Cathy, concedes in his Virginia Senate race against the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, on Friday in Springfield, Va. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Mehlman, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in August 2006, makes a point to host David Gregory. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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