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Glenn Youngkin Confident He’ll Defeat McAuliffe: Virginia Voters Sick Of ‘Recycled, Divisive Politics’

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On election day, Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin said voters are “sick of recycled and divisive politics” and he believes he’ll defeat Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

“This is about the government going to work for Virginians and getting the taxes down and making sure we have great schools and great jobs and safe communities. It is these issues that impact people’s lives every single day,” Youngkin told “America’s Newsroom.”

Youngkin said that he started 10 months ago with 2% name recognition in polls, but has gained momentum by “listening to voters” and by “meeting with them and holding roundtables.”

Virginia was once a breeding ground for presidents. From George Washington to Woodrow Wilson, the Old Dominion has sent eight men to the White House, more than any other state in the country.

Today, Virginia is better known for the damage it can do to a presidency. With one exception, the state has chosen a governor from the opposite party of the current president at every gubernatorial election in the last 40 years. At best, a loss in Virginia generates a bad news cycle and anxiety about midterms for those in the Oval Office. At worst, it is a sign that the president’s days in power are numbered.

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