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The Falls Church News-Press has endorsed the bid of Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

Levine “brings energy, progressive values and a proven track record” to the six-candidate race, the newspaper said in a May 6 editorial.

The statewide Democratic primary is June 8; that same day, Levine will be defending his 49th House District seat from a challenge by Elizabeth Bennett-Parker.