(FreedomBeacon.com)- It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Virginia gubernatorial race could prove to be a bellwether for the 2022 midterm elections, with Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin working tirelessly to defeat former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe by tying him to the hugely unpopular work done by the Biden administration.
In July, President Joe Biden campaign for McAuliffe, which may prove to be more of a hindrance than a help. The election will officially take place on November 2, 2021 – a year before the 2022 midterms. And if President Biden’s campaigning for the Democratic candidate in Virginia ultimately fails, it could prove to the Democrats that the “most popular presidential candidate in history” is going to bring down their hopes of maintaining control of the House and Senate in 2022.
McAuliffe previously served as the governor of Virginia between 2014 and 2018. His campaign has focused on comparing Youngkin to former President Donald Trump, assuming that – for some reason – the people of Virginia oppose his America First policies.
Former President Trump has endorsed Youngkin but hasn’t campaigned for him so far.
The latest polls show the two candidates in a close race, and the Democrats hope that painting the Republican candidate as a Trump-supporting conservative will ultimately lose them the race.
“We need leadership as governor, not trying to be a Trump wannabe and doing the talking points,” McAuliffe said recently.
Talking points? How about protecting American citizens from President Joe Biden’s disastrous border policies, damaging economic policies, and horrible foreign policy?
We’ll see which campaign wins, and it will give us a strong idea of what to expect in 2022.