Terry McAuliffe, Glenn Youngkin in Dead Heat in Virginia Governor’s Race

Posted on AllSides November 2nd, 2021
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Virginians headed to the polls Tuesday to elect a new governor in a tight race that is being closely watched as a gauge of the national political mood.

Polls show former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, a former private-equity executive, are running neck-and-neck to succeed Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. Virginia governors are barred from serving consecutive four-year terms.

No Republican has won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009, and the election will test Democrats’ staying power after years of electoral gains. Republicans, meanwhile, hope to reverse losses in the vote-rich suburbs...

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