Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

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Glenn Youngkin, a former CEO at the Carlyle Group, the private equity firm, won the GOP nomination for governor in Virginia on Monday in what will be a closely watched election since only two states are headed to the polls in 2021 to choose their governors. 

Youngkin took to Twitter late Monday and said that he is “prepared to lead.”

“Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond,” he tweeted.

Youngkin, 54, campaigned as a conservative and defeated a field of seven candidates. Pete Snyder, one of his top rivals, conceded, “I send my heartfelt congratulations. He + the ticket have my 100% support.”

John March, a spokesperson for the Republican Party of Virginia, told Fox News that he believes the party is in a great spot prior to the election. He said Youngkin ran an exceptional grassroots campaign. 

The state party’s website showed Youngkin with around 55% of the vote as final ballots were being tallied late Monday night. More th

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