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gluxford1 November 5th, 2017 2:42pm

Virginia is set to elect a new governor on Tuesday. The race pits moderate Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam against moderate Republican Ed Gillespie. Regardless of who you support, who do you think is most likely to win the race?

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Senate101 San Diego
11/05/17 1:01 pm

Total toss-up. Could go either way, if you ask me.

Senate101 San Diego
11/05/17 1:02 pm

Virginia tilts blue, but Northam did run that ad in real poor taste. Both candidates have been know for their respectability, though.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/07/17 12:07 pm

If Northam does lose, it will be a harbinger of bad times ahead for the Democratic Party. This race shouldn't even be close.

Senate101 San Diego
11/07/17 2:35 pm

Well, Virginia is a swing state where the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the State Congressional Delegation. If the lose the NJ governors race, also held today, that would be real bad. Although I am in agreement with you, we can't afford to lose this race.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/07/17 4:00 pm

Virginia is more blue than it is purple these days. Hillary won it easily in 2016 and it hasn't elected a Republican governor since 2009. A loss there would be catastrophic for the Democrats. They should have this one in the bag, and the fact that they don't is not a good sign for them.

Senate101 San Diego
11/07/17 5:13 pm

Hillary won this one only by 4 points. And the GOP controls the State House 66-34, Senate 21-19, and Congressional Delegation 7-4. It tilts blue, but it's still purple.

Senate101 San Diego
11/07/17 5:14 pm

And to be clear, I'm agreeing with you: losing VA would show how Democrats need to step it up in winning voters outside their traditional base.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/05/17 12:49 pm

With “yellow dog”Democrats & “RINO” Republicans lurking everywhere, it’s kinda a pick your poison with these two, “humps” wish there was an alternative, Conservative Independent candidate🤞🏻

JudicialJedi321 2000 Mules
11/05/17 11:14 am

I hear the democrat establishment refuses to back their candidate in this race, largely do to his unreliability on sanctuary cities. Not to mention they have had numerous gaffs including their candidate for lieutenant governor refusing to shake his black republican opponents hand after their debate resulting in their campaign having racial issues.

What was expected to be an easy democrat victory some weeks ago is now very close. Honestly I would be surprised if the Dems won with this disaster of a campaign.

goof02 Virginia
11/05/17 10:53 am

I’m a Virginian, and I support Northam, but I think Gillespie will win. The electorate in non-presidential election years tends to have a conservative bias and although Northam is above Gillespie in polls, it’s really too close to be comfortable

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/05/17 10:17 am

I hope it’s Gillespie, especially because of his opponent’s disgusting commercial. It’s even worse than the past one Dems ran of Reps throwing old people off of a cliff.

zimmy Florida
11/05/17 8:29 am

Democrats don’t vote, end of story.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/05/17 7:50 am

Unfortunately, I think that Northam is most likely to win. Virginia is a blue-leaning swing state on the cusp of turning solid blue. A considerable chunk of the state's population resides in the heavily Democratic northern portion of the state. Both of those things give the Democratic candidate a considerable advantage in the race. There's always the possibility of an upset where Gillespie pulls off a win, but that possibility is an unlikely one. If a shocking upset does happen, it would likely signal a larger national trend to the right, as no Republican candidate has won the governor's mansion in The Old Dominion since 2009. It would be significant, but still unlikely.

11/06/17 9:44 pm

Southern Virginia is stuck in the 1860s - your terrorists lost the war - move on

gluxford1 Arizona
11/06/17 9:57 pm

😂 LMFAO! What are you even talking about? I wasn't alive back then and I'm not even from the South. Try making an argument that makes sense.