Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia’s governor’s race in a MASSIVE upset that reshaped the nation’s political landscape.
Republican Jason Miyares defeated incumbent Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring, becoming the first Hispanic to be elected to serve as attorney general.
This was a massive Red wave in Blue Virginia where the people rejected the Left’s Marxist “woke” radical socialism.
House GOP Conference chairwoman Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) issued this statement after Youngkin’s victory:
“Congratulations to Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin on his historic and electrifying victory tonight. Not only is this a win for the Commonwealth, but this is also a win for America.
Hardworking Americans are fed up with failed, Far-Left politicians who are destroying our economy with Socialist tax-and-spend policies and infiltrating our classrooms with their radical agenda.
Republicans, Independents, and Democrats undeniably united behind Youngkin’s message to support parents’ rights and reject dangerous tax hikes, and this is the same winning message that will propel Republicans to win the House majority next November.
Glenn Youngkin kicked off the 2022 Red Wave early, and Republicans are now more energized than ever to take back the House and fire Lame Duck Speaker Nancy Pelosi once and for all.”
STATEMENT: AFPI PRESIDENT AND CEO BROOKE ROLLINS CONGRATULATES VA GOV. ELECT YOUNGKIN
Upon learning of the victory of Glenn Youngkin along with the historic elections of Winsome Sears, the first Black woman to be elected to serve as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, and Jason Miyares, the first Hispanic to be elected to serve as attorney general, America First Policy Institute President and CEO Brooke L. Rollins offered the following statement:
“Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia is a tremendous moment for the Old Dominion — and a signpost on America’s road back to greatness. The Democrat, leftist, progressive, socialist machine threw everything they had at Youngkin — and they lost.
Remember this, as you go into 2022, 2024, and beyond: the other side left nothing on the table … and they were crushed. They were crushed because the people of Virginia — tired of their arrogance, tired of their disdain, tired of their loathing for everything they have been and meant — went to the polls, and exercised their freedom to say no.
No to their rejection of parental rights.
No to their crude attempts to introduce racism into civic discourse.
No to their belief that incompetent elites deserve to rule.
Nearly two and a half centuries ago, Americans at Lexington fired ‘the shot heard ‘round the world.’ Tonight, Virginians cast the vote heard ‘round the world.’ They voted for Glenn Youngkin, yes — and he deserves every bit of credit he receives in this tremendous victory.
But underlying the vote for a candidate is a vote for freedom. For opportunity. For America.
Tonight is the end of the Virginia gubernatorial race. For America, though — this is the beginning of an America First renewal.”
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