Despite a surge of new candidates and philosophies in races of local interest, the winning candidates in the Democratic primaries might be more fairly identified as establishment than as outsiders.
That’s not the whole story, of course — or even the end of the story. But if you’re looking for a theme in Tuesday’s voting, the victories of candidates cast in the traditional mold might be it.
Chief among these stories is the loss of Tom Perriello, a son of Albemarle County, to Ralph Northam in their party’s gubernatorial primary.
In January, Mr. Perriello launched a late, unexpected but spirited bid for the nomination, campaigning hard as a progressive in the Bernie Sanders style.