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GOP wins big in Virginia governor race

GOP wins big in Virginia governor race

Let’s take a quick peek at the upcoming gubernatorial race in Virginia.  And yes, I know the election between former Democrat Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and his Republican opponent businessman Glenn Youngkin will not take place until November 2nd – but the Republican Party has already won in that race if the current polls are correct.

Virginia has become a very blue state thanks to northern Virginia’s Fairfax County – a bedroom community for Washington’s overwhelmingly Democrat bureaucrats.  Four of the past five governors of the Old Dominion state have been Democrats.  President Biden won the state by more than 10 points over President Trump – 54 to 44 percent.  In Fairfax County, Biden topped Trump 70 to 28 percent.

It was expected to be a fairly easy win for former Governor McAuliffe to reclaim the Governor’s Mansion after a four-year hiatus.  But it is not turning out that way.

According to virtually all the leading pollsters, the Virginia gubernatorial race is “too close to call.”  As of October 12th, McAuliffe leads 48 to 46 percent.  But that is down from a previous poll – and considering the polling margin of error, the race is a statistical tie – and the momentum at this point seems to be going in Youngkin’ s favor.

If Youngkin wins that will be cause for major celebration by Republicans – and a significant recalibration of the 2022 midterm election by the pundits.  But even if McAuliffe wins in a squeaker, the GOP may not get the office, but they will have shown significant improvement in the vote – and still require a recalibration of the 2022 prospects by the pundits.

Unless the polls are wrong or there is a dramatic turnabout in voter preference, Virginia’s special election is looking like good news for the GOP.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Dan Tyree

    The commiecrats are going to lose their asses in Virginia

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