The news just made it official: he actually won and the GOP is cheering. Democrats are terrified and playing defense now. This is incredible.
“Glenn Youngkin, a political newcomer who campaigned as a conservative, Christian outsider, bested a field of seven candidates to emerge as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor,” reported the Associated Press (AP).
With Youngkin leading the way, the AP noted that “the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races.” It will be a politically tall order, but it isn’t out of the question.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has been an absolute disaster and Virginians may be ready to mix it up a bit. Let’s hope so — because the leading candidate for the Democrats would be more of the same.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is running again and has a substantial, possibly insurmountable lead in polling for the upcoming Democrat primary in June.
He also has a massive fundraising war chest so far: $12 million. However, Youngkin is no slouch when it comes to fundraising, either — raising “more than $7.5 million” in just the first two months of the campaign.
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