McAuliffe, Youngkin Square Off in Virginia Governor's Race
On Tuesday, Virginia voters will decide on their next governor: former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe or Republican Glenn Youngkin.
Many political analysts see the race as a bellwether projection of how midterm elections could turn out in 2022. McAuliffe is hoping that party apathy will not dampen turnout in Democratic strongholds in northern Virginia, and has been painting Youngkin as a Trump loyalist. Youngkin is hoping that McAuliffe's recent comments about parents staying out of their kids' education, coupled with low approval ratings for President Joe Biden in Virginia, will work in his favor.
Many right-rated sources framed McAuliffe's campaign tactics as ethically questionable. Many left-rated sources speculated on what national consequences the election result could have for each major political party.
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From the CenterTerry 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...
From the LeftWhat Virginia's election says about the nation
Whoever wins Virginia's tight gubernatorial race Tuesday, the commonwealth will offer a fascinating read on where the country's stormy politics stand a year after Joe Biden beat Donald Trump, and may point to what happens next.
In the closing days of the race, both nominees in Virginia -- as well as the current and former Presidents -- have pointed to how the race has national significance and could set the tone for next year's midterm elections and beyond.
"The entire nation is watching this ... there's only two statewide elections this year, New Jersey...
From the RightVirginia Upset Brewing? McAuliffe Missteps Give Youngkin an Opening in Election Day’s Marquee Race
All eyes are on Virginia this election day as a last-minute surge in the polls for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has his party hoping for an upset — and his rival scrambling to avoid one.
For months, polls showed Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate and former governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, in the lead. When early voting began on September 17, Terry McAuliffe was up five points in the RealClearPolitics average.
Then, on September 28, McAuliffe infamously said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” and his...