What Virginia’s early vote tells us about a tight-as-a-tick governor’s race

What Virginia’s early vote tells us about a tight-as-a-tick governor’s race

This post was originally published on this siteNearly three-quarters of a million Virginians have voted ahead of the closely-watched race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and former Carlyle Group chief executive Glenn Youngkin (R), a contest that will provide a critical read on the…

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Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican leaders are getting on board with Donald Trump’s growing list of Senate endorsements after months of hand-wringing over the former president’s picks.Despite early concerns that Trump could tip the scales toward untested primary candidates…

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Polls show a tight race in Virginia’s gubernatorial election

Polls show a tight race in Virginia’s gubernatorial election

This post was originally published on this siteVoters in Virginia will choose a new governor next Tuesday. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, is running for his seat again, while Republican Glenn Youngkin is a first-time candidate.

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In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

This post was originally published on this siteThe pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.

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Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Has Become a Referendum on Public Schools

This post was originally published on this site  One week from today, voters in Virginia will go to the polls to pick their next governor, and school choice has become the defining issue of the race—though perhaps not exactly in the way that libertarians would prefer. Because Virginia law does...

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Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

Turnout in Virginia next week will be lower than 2020 — but by how much?

This post was originally published on this siteFirst Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter.

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Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line

Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line

This post was originally published on this siteThe neck-and-neck race for Virginia governor has entered its final week, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin nationalizing their campaigns in markedly different ways.

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‘Rainbow wave’: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2021

‘Rainbow wave’: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteAt least 410 LGBTQ candidates ran or are running for office in 2021, a 7% increase over the odd-numbered election year of 2019, says a new report.     

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McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows

McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows

This post was originally published on this siteTerry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin are tied at roughly 45% each, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll released Tuesday.     

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Democrats face growing hurdles in bid to oust DeSantis

Democrats face growing hurdles in bid to oust DeSantis

This post was originally published on this siteThe race for Florida governor is entering a new, more hectic phase – one that threatens to further complicate Democrats’ path to ousting Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in 2022. With state Sen. Annette Taddeo’s long-anticipated entrance into the Democratic…

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