Youngkin’s Win Bolsters GOP Optimism, But Did Governors Learn?

Youngkin’s Win Bolsters GOP Optimism, But Did Governors Learn?


PHOENIX — Virginia Republican Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin sought to inspire party colleagues to adopt the mantle of parental rights in education as a centerpiece of their campaigns in next year’s midterms.

“This is so clearly an area where Republicans have historically been a bit on our heels,” Youngkin said on stage at the Republican Governors Association (RGA) annual conference in Phoenix. “We shouldn’t be at all. … I will tell you through this entire campaign season, the polls kept telling us that education was the seventh or eighth or ninth most important issue. Let me tell you, it is the top issue right now.”

Two weeks ago, Youngkin led Republicans in Virginia to their first sweep of statewide victories in more than a decade after

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