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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam places hand over his heart at a funeral for a state trooper Saturday in Chilhowie, Va., during one of his first public appearances since the blackface scandal broke. Steve Helber/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia State Leaders Hold On Tight To Office After More Than A Week Of Turmoil

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, D-Va., has not called for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam to resign. Should Northam step aside, Fairfax would become Virginia's second black governor. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax As Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife, Pam, speaks during a news conference on Saturday. Northam has resisted widespread calls for his resignation. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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More Democrats Press Va. Gov. Ralph Northam To Resign

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, pictured preparing to address a news conference on Thursday, issued an apology for a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Calls For Resignation As Va. Governor Apologizes for Racist Image In 1984 Yearbook

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Virginia State Police Superintendent Steve Flaherty announced his retirement Tuesday after 42 years with the force. Flaherty is pictured here in 2007, briefing the media following the shooting at Virginia Tech. Mannie Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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