Republican Glenn Youngkin has pulled off a political miracle, defeating Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for governor of Virginia.
Joe Biden won Virginia by double digits just a year ago. Youngkin’s win is an obvious and massive rebuke of Biden and Democrats.
This changes everything.
It took a while for the news networks to finally call the race, but they did. Youngkin won.
From Yahoo News:
Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race
Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia’s election for governor Tuesday night, a massive victory for the GOP after more than a decade of political losses in the state, and an indication of significant discontent with President Biden and momentum for the Republican Party nationwide ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor, in a state that Biden won by 10 points just one year ago, and that current Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, won by 9 points four years ago. Youngkin was able to win back enough moderate Republicans and independents in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C., around Richmond, and in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area. He did so by keeping his distance from former President Donald Trump without alienating those in the pro-Trump Republican grass roots.
The result has huge national implications. Republicans appear on track to retake control of the House of Representatives a year from now, and possibly the U.S. Senate, just as a Democratic win in Virginia in 2017 foreshadowed a historic victory for the party in the 2018 midterms.
Youngkin gave a late night victory speech. Here’s a clip:
"We're going to embrace our parents, not ignore them. We're going to press forward with a curriculum that includes listening to parents input." – Glenn Youngkin in victory speech. #VirginiaElection pic.twitter.com/LfZxQViZp9
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) November 3, 2021
Congratulations to Glenn Youngkin and his team.
They worked hard for this victory.