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For those of us in Virginia and New Jersey, we have gubernatorial elections this year. Repugs are hoping to break a long losing streak -- they haven't won a single statewide office (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General) since 2009. There are some parallels to last year's election -- Terry McAuliffe won the crowded Dem primary, even though a lot of people were lukewarm to him, it seemed like many feel he has the best shot to defeat the Repug nominee, Glenn Youngkin, who tries to paint himself as an businessman outsider. Both McAuliffe and Youngkin are wealthy white men who live in Northern Virginia, by far the largest number of voters in Virginia. McAuliffe was Governor from 2013-2017, but Virginia prohibits consecutive terms for Governors. Because both are wealthy and have given their campaigns a lot of money, we are getting flooded with ads. I'm so sick of them already. I do like that an operative was able to get Youngkin recorded saying that he wouldn't be loudly anti-abortion because he knows that will lose him important independent voters in the general election, but once he's Governor, he'll take action against abortion. McAuliffe's ads are hammering that, plus the fact that Youngkin is anti-mask mandate. Anyhow, the WaPo published this good piece by Greg Sargent. It's not just about Virginia, but we feature prominently in the article: "The Zombie Trumpism of GOP governors gives Democrats a big opening"