CHARLOTTESVILLE — Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, both politically ambitious lawyers and polished public speakers, disagreed on issues of guns, taxes and immigration on Wednesday in their first debate in the race for lieutenant governor.

They did not mention President Donald Trump and remained civil during aggressive back-and-forth on issues, particularly abortion, with Fairfax attacking Vogel’s record and the GOP while pitching Virginia’s Democrats as the party of economic growth. Vogel promoted her experience as a state senator and her willingness to work with Democrats and part ways with her own party.   . . .

In Virginia, a part-time lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate and breaks tie votes on most issues, and fills in if the governor is out of commission.

“There is a third, more traditional part of the job of lieutenant governor, and that involves running for governor. They all do, and the winner will,” said debate moderator . . .

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