Headline RoundupNovember 2nd, 2021

McAuliffe, Youngkin Square Off in Virginia Governor's Race

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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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