Youngkin tries to harness Virginia parent anger in possible '22 GOP preview

Posted on AllSides October 22nd, 2021
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Glenn Youngkin is betting on parents’ anger with local school boards to help him edge out a victory in the Virginia governor’s race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

And, if it works, it could be a playbook for Republicans to seize on frustrations over Covid school closures — paired with culture war fights over how race is taught in schools and the rights of transgender children — to recapture suburban voters, potentially rocketing fights over education to the top of campaigns across the country.

“When Virginia parents make a statement, that will...

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