Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate is beating Democrat Terry McAuliffe

Virginia’s Republican candidate is leading in the governor’s elections polling by 5 points. 

The Daily Caller reports that Research America Inc. found Virginia’s Republican candidate had climbed in the polls. The survey for the University of Mary Washington found that gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, the former CEO of Carlyle Group, leading over his Democrat counterpart. 

The poll finds 48% support for Youngkin as opposed to 43% for Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe. 

Who is Glenn Youngkin?

Youngkin for Governor describes the candidate as “A New Kind of Leader For Virginia.” From his campaign page, Youngkin affirms that he does not consider himself to be a politician. 

“I’m not a politician. I’m a homegrown Virginian and I’ve spent the last 30 years raising my family, serving our church, building business, and creating jobs,” Youngkin writes. 

“I’m guided by my faith, values, and an unshakeable belief that Virginia should be the best.” 

He is further described by his campaign, and media surrounding it as ” a political outsider.” The Youngkin continues to stress that it is running to challenge “one-sided” leadership by the Liberal party of Virginia. 

Youngkin Campaign Values 

Youngkin’s campaign addresses the “failings of the Liberal leadership,” in Virginia. The campaign promises to get rid of the grocery tax, suspend recent gas tax hikes, open Virginia’s economy, fully fund law enforcement, and keep Virginia’s schools open all 5 days of the business week. 

Glenn Youngkin is popular among Virginia’s Hispanic and Latino communities. On September 21, the Youngkin campaign announced that “over 100,000 members of Virginia’s Hispanic and Latino community,” had announced endorsement for the Youngkin campaign.

Liberals React  

The liberal furor over Youngkin’s candidacy is rising, and Conservative responses to it are heated. Fox News reports that the panelist for an upcoming gubernatorial debate between Youngkin and McAuliffe withdrew after “repeatedly attacked GOP lawmakers on Twitter.”

George Mason University Professor Michael Fauntroy was scheduled to appear as a panelist alongside the local NBC news affiliate News 4 Northern Bureau Chief Julie Carey, as well as Alberto Pimienta, a reporter for Telemundo 44. 

The three were meant to ask questions at the debate, which will be moderated by NBC News Anchor Chuck Todd, and is scheduled for September 28. 

Fox states that Professor Fauntroy has chosen to withdraw from the panel after he was questioned about his past “rhetoric.” Fauntroy has repeated shamed Republican lawmakers in the past from his Twitter handle, a fact that Fox called out. 

Among his most controversial statements, Fauntroy, in response to a remark about Democrats and socialism made by R-Fl. Senator Marco Rubio, that “Not every Republican is a racist, but every racist seems to vote Republican.” 

Fauntroy’s Twitter remarks became more heated following the events at Capitol Hill on January 6. He wrote to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz “F–you,” and accused him of “craven behavior,” sending a similar message to Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley. He additionally came after Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. 

Fox pointed out that Fauntroy had hateful comments for “White Evangelicals,” stating that they are “hardly indistinguishable,” from White Nationalists. Conservatives note that Youngkin is a White Evangelical.

Liberals continue to publish resentful media regarding Youngkin and his campaign with The Roanoke Times stating that the Youngkin campaign has issued “a blizzard of questionable claims.” The rhetoric surrounding the Youngkin-McAuliffe race could get more heated as Youngkin popularity grows. 

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