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There was a bouncy house, food lines, a line of porta-potties, and staffers directing traffic in a farm field where an excited crowd of hundreds of people gathered to see Glenn Youngkin speak in Chesterfield County Friday night.
Alongside his ticket mates Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares, Youngkin fired up the Republican crowd by promising to ban Critical Race Theory, firing the parole board, and talking about the recent polls showing a tight race.
He also talked in a grandiose fashion about topics without going into detail.“Do you want to be forced to join a union or do you want to have the choice to join a union? Do you want your taxes raised or do you want your taxes reduced? Do you want safe communities or do you want dangerous communities? Do you want to fund police or defund police?” Youngkin said to the crowd.
Recognizing the moment in front of him, as often happens with Virginia gubernatorial elections, Youngkin explained how nationalized this race has become to represent a bellwether response to a new Biden White House. “This race has got the full attention of the entire United States of America,” Youngkin said. “American needs Virginia to stand up and speak for her.”
Youngkin is running against the Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
Polls have shown a tight race between McAuliffe and Youngkin.
Listen to the speech from Youngkin at the top of this email.