In November, Glenn Youngkin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, announced he would face Democrat Terry McAuliffe. If someone were to ask McAuliffe, the answer would be Donald Trump. Furthermore, McAuliffe has been steadfast in his pledge to frequently bring up the former president throughout his campaign tour in the months since securing the Democratic primary. Recently, the former governor said that a Youngkin victory in Virginia might return to Trump administration policies. On the other hand, making the election all about Trump isn’t simply a McAuliffe strategy. Since the Virginia primary voters choose their candidates, left-wing media outlets have attempted to depict the 2021 election as a referendum on the previous president’s legacy.
According to Zach Montellaro and Maya King of Politico, Virginia’s governor campaign would determine whose politician’s legacy has lasted the longest. Similarly, according to a New York Times reporter, Trump is the shadow hovering over the November election. In addition, it is also believed that while former President Donald Trump would not be on the Virginia ballot, his political legacy would be. Moreover, President Joe Biden recently attended a campaign event alongside McAuliffe and alluded to Youngkin as a faithful follower of Donald Trump. He further remarked that he and Terry ran against Trump, and in Virginia, he defeated Trump. Therefore, Terry would do the same.
The 2020 campaign will be framed, unlike the gubernatorial race in 2017, which was conceived as a referendum on Trump’s legacy. Given last year’s 10-point triumph against Trump and the ongoing left-hand move of the state, it is scarcely surprising that Democrats are concentrating instead on “Orange Man Bad” rather than Virginia’s problems.
Furthermore, according to Terry McAuliffe’s campaign, Virginia’s Democratic Senate contender is lagging in polls right now. Meanwhile, a recent survey shows that President Trump’s lead against Youngkin is almost non-existent if he is not used as a scapegoat for the situation. However, later this year, on November 2, Youngkin and McAuliffe will face off in the general elections.