Businessman Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate, will be the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia
Businessperson Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate, will be the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia.
Link CopiedBusinessperson Glenn Youngkin won the Republican nomination for governor in Virginia, emerging from a crowded field to claim the GOP mantle for one of the most closely watched races of 2021.Youngkin defeated fellow businessperson Pete Snyder in the sixth and final round of a ranked-choice tabulation that took most of the day on Monday, after Snyder
conceded the race before counting concluded. Virginia Republicans eschewed holding a state-run primary and instead opted for what organizers described as an “unassembled convention,” with about 30,000 pre-registered Republicans voting at nearly 40 sites across the commonwealth on Saturday.
Youngkin, a former CEO at the private equity firm Carlyle Group, brings a significant capacity to self-fund to the race. He had personally loaned his campaign $5.5 million through the end of March — the last available campaign finance report.“Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond,” Youngkin said in a statement shortly after Snyder conceded. headtopics.com
Youngkin's victory closes a contentious primary process that saw months of in-fighting among Republicans in the state over the process of how the party would pick its nominee. Eventually, they opted for a “firehouse primary,” but not before multiple gatherings and threats from one of the candidates, controversial state Sen. Amanda Chase, to run as an independent depending on the rules the party put in place.
Democrats will pick their nominee on June 8 in a state-run primary. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who couldn’t seek a second consecutive term four years ago but is running again, is well ahead of his competitors in most polls, though former state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are also in the running for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent Gov. Ralph Northam is term-limited.
November’s general election will be perhaps the most competitive statewide race of the year. Though Virginia voted for now-President Joe Biden, the state has often veered away from the party that occupies the White House in gubernatorial races: One year after Virginia voted for Barack Obama, voters in 2009 chose Republican Bob McDonnell for governor by a double-digit margin.
Still, former President Donald Trump remains a very unpopular figure. He lost Virginia to Biden by 10 points, and aChristopher Newport University pollearlier this year found that a majority of Virginia voters said Trump was worse than most presidents while in office. headtopics.com
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What’s your point. So no information in the article about his views. Seems like a prime oppertunity to recap what he's all about. Yuk. Guy's barely on the stage and people on both Right and Left already tearing him apart without knowing anything about him. Fucking sad. Very surprising they didn’t pick that racist Q woman, no?
He won’t even need knee pads when he goes to Trump. While the whole world sleeps, Gaza is still under attack!😔💔 This what is happening in GAZA NOW! Pray for us!🙏🏻😔💔🇵🇸 SaveSheikhJarrah GazaUnderAttack SavePalestine Is he a deep state candidate? Does he believe those w the DNA jab has to keep mask?
Non starter. About time someone with a business background get into politic!
Glenn Youngkin Wins GOP Nomination for Virginia GovernorVirginia Republican leaders nominated political newcomer Glenn Youngkin for governor, betting on the former private-equity executive, who embraced elements of Donald Trump’s policy agenda, to turn around the party’s fortunes in the state. He's got Matt Gaetz's vote on his name alone Rushing the Capitol to stop the election process would do that.
Businessman Glenn Youngkin captures GOP nomination for Virginia governorBusinessman Glenn Youngkin earned the Republican nomination for Virginia governor after his final opponent conceded the race while ballots were still being tabulated Monday night. The GOP hasn't won the office since 2009. Looks like the drought is going to last a little longer. Picking a former Wall Street investor with no experience who is male and white. That's so typically republican. Does he have a white supremacists background too? Daniel o donnell The GOP hasn't won the office since 2009. Looks like the drought is going to last a little longer. Picking a former Wall Street investor with no experience who is male and white. That's so typically republican. Does he have a white supremacists background too?
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Glenn Younkin becomes Virginia Republicans' nominee in governor's raceGlenn Youngkin becomes the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia after fellow businessman Pete Snyder conceded following a full day of ballot counting. Good luck with that 😂 😂 Good luck buddy, I'm sure it will be a successful grift because it won't be anywhere near a successful campaign.
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