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Rossi submits petition signatures for spot on primary ballot

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RICHMOND, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A second Democrat has filed petitions to earn a spot in the race for lieutenant governor on the June primary ballot.

Gene Rossi is a former federal prosecutor.

According to state law, statewide candidates need at least 10,000 petition signatures from registered Virginia voters, and 400 or more from each congressional district.

Rossi will be up against Susan Platt, Joe Biden's former chief of staff, and Justin Fairfax, another former Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the June 13 primary.

The winner of that primary will then face off against the winner of the Republican primary: state Delegate Glenn Davis, state Senator Bryce Reeves or state Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel.

Friday is the deadline for candidates to submit their petition signatures for a spot on the ballot.