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