Down-Ballot Successes in Virginia and New Jersey Give Republicans Confidence Heading Into 2022Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Dee Duncan said that this week’s down-ballot seat flips in statehouse elections in Virginia and New Jersey revealed a part of the bigger picture the party plans to unveil in 2022, when 36 states hold elections. “A lot of thought and data went into this and we won round one of the fight for the ’22 cycle,” Duncan said, according to Fox News, referring to the Republican Glenn Youngkin’s recent victory over former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. Alongside Youngkin, the GOP scored wins for the seats of lieutenant governor and attorney general. Virginia has not had a Republican governor since 2009. Altogether, the GOP flipped seven seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates, and now holds a majority advantage at 52–48. Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala to become the first black woman ever to be elected statewide in Virginia, and also …Read More

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