Youngkin supporters say family and education top priority in Virginia race for governor
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – In a tight race for gubernatorial victory, Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin has taken a lead in recent polls and Virginia voters say his stance on family and education is a factor leading.
During an early Saturday morning campaign shutdown in Alexandria, Va., Youngkin supporters told Fox News family and education were the main elements in their decision to support the GOP candidate.
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“We are young and married,” a supporter told Fox News, adding that they were hoping to start a family soon. “Thinking about having kids here in Northern Virginia is really scary. They’ll be in school in four years.”
“You have to start worrying about these things,” he added.
But not all of Youngkin’s supporters who defend his position on family and education policy have no children in the Virginia school system.
“We’re here to do something so that we can afford to live – raise our children here,” a young voter from Virginia told Fox News.
The Youngkin supporter said that while he does not yet have a family, he is considering Virginia’s future.
“To have a state where I feel comfortable raising children where I know I am in charge of my child’s education, where I can keep money in my pocket to invest in their future is really important to me, ”he added.
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Youngkin has touted his growing popularity among Virginia voters in recent polls.
“What is at the heart of it all are these issues that are most important to all Virginians,” the GOP candidate told reporters. “Our last poll that we have all seen shows that I win a lot with parents.”
Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe found himself in hot water after his second and final debate last month, when he said parents should not have a say in the school curriculum.
“I don’t think parents should tell schools what to teach,” he said.
“I’m not going to let parents go into schools and actually take out books and make their own decision,” McAuliffe said.
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His statement was in response to Youngkin who criticized his opponent for vetoing a bill that would have required parents to know all books available to students at school libraries.
McAuliffe’s remarks sparked outrage among Tory voters and pushed education to the forefront of Virginia’s gubernatorial race.
Virginians will go to the polls in less than four days to elect their next governor on November 2.