No LG debates and no new maps

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No LG debates

With three weeks until election day, there are still no debates scheduled between lieutenant governor candidate Hala Ayala and Winsome Sears.


No New Maps

UPDATE: After a near collapse on Friday, the Redistricting Commission has officially given up on creating legislative maps for Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegate districts. They will move forward with creating districts for Virginia’s 11 congressional districts now.

The State Supreme Court will hire two Special Masters to draw the General Assembly maps. You can find more coverage from RTD below.


Campaign geography

  • Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe will be touring a preschool in the Charlottesville area today with First Lady Pamela Northam.

  • Glenn Youngkin will be speaking at a Monday Night Football watch party in the Hampton Roads area.

  • Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Hala Ayala will be touring a child care facility in Richmond today.


Gubernatorial links


McAuliffe on CNN

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe was asked about his frustration with Congress and their inability to pass the infrastructure and spending packages. In an interview with CNN, McAuliffe told them to “Get it done this week, do your job.”

He says he is frustrated with the Democrats in D.C., but he would not answer if believes national Democrats are dragging him down in the gubernatorial race.

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McAuliffe also hit his stump speech’s key points.


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McAuliffe released a new TV ad


Redistricting commission won't finish legislative maps, turns attention to congressional districts - Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Virginia Redistricting Commission will not finish its work on the state’s legislative maps, and will instead move on to drawing maps for the state’s congressional districts.

“While it’s always been our hope and the hope of voters to see the commission successfully produce single maps on which they can agree, we have seen a failure of compromise from enough commissioners that has created an impasse for success,” said Erin Corbett, an advocate with the progressive Virginia Civic Engagement Table.

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