Joe Biden has brought foreign policy chaos to the world, border chaos to the nation, and Bidenomics is bringing economic chaos to America, Virginia Gov. Glenn Yougkin told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“Families are living paycheck to paycheck. For the average person in Virginia and in the rest of America, they are spending $700 extra for those filing jointly because it’s their money, not the government’s. We are doing everything we can to keep tax rates down and to provide Virginians with a chance to make ends meet in this Biden economy,” Youngkin said.
Virginia Could Be Bellwether Election
Virginia could serve as an off-year bellwether in its upcoming statewide elections for 2024 and be a referendum on Bidenomics. The commonwealth is one of the few states in the union that conducts its statewide elections in odd-numbered years. Hannity noted that Republicans have a 5-vote majority in the state House of Delegates and that Democrats have a four-vote majority in the state Senate.
“Our elections are on a knife’s edge,” Youngkin said. “We can hold our House and flip our Senate, but every one of our key races is tight, and we are doing everything down the stretch to get the vote out. The winner of elections is the one that gets the most votes, and it’s the people that show up. So we are pushing hard to get the Republicans off the sidelines.
“That’s why we pushed our early voting program so hard early on, and that’s why we are telling people to go to SecureyourvoteVirginia.com. Make a plan to vote early. We plan to get the vote out. In fact, this Saturday everyone of our precincts will be open early. We’ve got to get the vote out.”
Youngkin touted his win in 2021 as a sign that Republicans can turn things around. He won in the wake of Trump’s loss in the 2020 election in a state that many Republicans had written off. Virginia can be a bellwether for Republicans to look for as they plot to retake the White House next year.
“A state that was lost can be found, and commonsense conservatism can win,” Youngkin said. “We just set a job growth record with 230,000 more Virginians working in just 22 months of work. When we came in we were near the bottom. Now we’re near the top in job growth. We have the largest workforce in the history of Virginia, and that’s why we are getting people out to vote.”
Youngkin continued, “We’ve got great answers for job growth, empowering parents, backing the blue, making government work for people instead of telling them what to do all of the time, and all the other side has is to sell fear.”
Abortion and Education Key Issues in Virginia
Abortion and education could be key election issues.
“If Republicans control both chambers of the legislature and the governor’s office, you can expect significant restrictions on abortion in Virginia,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington, told WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C.
A poll from The Wason Center at Christopher Newport University showed that 54% of Virginians oppose Youngkin’s proposed 15-week ban and 39% support it.
Seventy percent of voters said they thought education was a key issue.
“Education is one of those issues where both the Democratic and the Republican activists are very energized,” Farnsworth said. “If there was a unified Republican majority in Richmond, there would be greater pressure levied against more liberal school districts to toe the standards established in Richmond.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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