Youngkin's winning formula: Trump voters plus suburbs
When Virginia Republicans nominated Glenn Youngkin as their gubernatorial candidate in May, they wondered whether the former private equity executive could appeal to both diverse, educated voters in the state’s northern suburbs and white voters in its rural GOP strongholds.
Murphy ekes out win in NJ, GOP's Youngkin upsets in Virginia
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning to Democrats that their grip on power in Washington may be in peril.
FOLLOW LIVE: Why Virginia Governor’s race could set tone for 2022 in eyes of many political pundits
Election in 2021 might not be getting the fanfare of last year or what 2022 will bring, but there is one important race many political observers are watching that could set a tone for what’s to come in 2022.
Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority
Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access.
GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus
Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic as they try to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and control of Capitol Hill in 2020.
A test for Trumpism: Virginia Republicans seek new playbook
In this Feb. 2, 2021, photo, Virginia Sen. Amanda Chase and Republican gubernatorial candidate, speaks from her desk at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va. The national Republican Party is at war with itself, struggling to reconcile a bitter divide between former President Donald Trumps fierce loyalists and those who want Trumpism purged from their party. The party’s future success — and maybe its survival — depends on whether Republicans in competitive states like Virginia can re-create a coalition that moves beyond Trump’s hardcore base. “I like to think I’m a little more polished than President Trump. Ad“If they disenfranchise the people of Virginia, I will declare the Republican Party is dead," Chase warned.