GOP moves to become ‘party of parents’ after Youngkin win

GOP moves to become ‘party of parents’ after Youngkin win

Republican Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial win in Virginia has a swath of top Republicans rallying around a new party identity and core argument that they hope can propel them to widespread victories in 2022: Become the party of parents.

Youngkin embraced education issues at the forefront of cultural clashes — such as critical race theory influencing curriculum, transgender policies in schools, COVID-19-related closures, and sexually explicit material appearing in schools — that animated the Republican grassroots base and fostered enthusiasm . Building on that, he argued for more charter schools in Virginia and that there should be higher standards for students.

In the House, an election-night memo from Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana said that Youngkin’s

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