Former Virginia Speaker Kirk Cox Argues He Is ‘most Electable’ Of GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Former Virginia Speaker Kirk Cox Argues He Is ‘most Electable’ Of GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox said he is the “most electable” Republican gubernatorial candidate to beat Democrats in the state’s general election in November, touting his experience and record in an exclusive interview with Fox News Thursday. 

Cox made his final pitch to voters, telling Fox News he has “the experience” to “hit the ground running.” 

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“I am the proven conservative in the race,” Cox told Fox News, touting his efforts in Virginia’s House of Delegates to “defend pro-life and the Second Amendment,” and his successful efforts to block gun control bills proposed by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is the front-runner in the Democratic gubernatorial primary this cycle. 

“A lot of candidates say I’ll do X, Y and Z, but I feel I’ve actually done that,” Cox told Fox News. 

Cox said one of the biggest issues in the race is education, as students in the state have been kept home from the classroom amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Cox, a retired 30-year classroom teacher, has advocated for the reopening of Virginia schools, and has proposals to make up for the months of “learning lost,” including “intense tutoring” for students by teachers, substitute teachers and student teachers. Cox told Fox News he has volunteered to participate in that program to tutor students. 

RICHMOND, VA – November 5:  Speaker of the House Kirk Cox talks to members of the media after voting at Tussing Elementary School Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Colonial Heights, Va. (Photo by Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images) (Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images))

“McAuliffe’s biggest platform is going to be education,” he explained. “And who better to go up against

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