In Races for Governor, Democrats See a Silver Lining

For Republicans, anemic fund-raising, missteps by Donald J. Trump and weak candidates could stand in the way of bigger statehouse gains in November.

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Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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Democrats Don’t Understand Asian American Voters

Broad but shallow antiracism talk isn’t enough to hold on to Asian American support.

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How Loudoun Schools Got Caught in Virginia’s Political Maelstrom

Loudoun County tried to address racism and promote diversity within its schools. Then it found itself on Fox News.

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Gov. Murphy’s Republican Foe, Jack Ciattarelli, Will Concede

It took nine days. But Mr. Ciattarelli is expected to acknowledge on Friday that he has lost the race for governor of New Jersey.

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How Likely Is a Democratic Comeback Next Year?

The fundamentals for the 2022 midterms are usually not in the favor of the party in the White House.

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If It’s Not Critical Race Theory, It’s Critical Race Theory-lite

The country’s education debate isn’t made up.

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A Way Forward for Biden and the Democrats in 2022 and 2024

The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.

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Election Results in Virginia Prove Things Can Get Worse for Democrats

Republicans ran up the margins in rural Virginia counties, the latest sign that Democrats, as one lawmaker put it, “continue to tank in small-town America.”

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A Woke-Up Call for Democrats

Out of chaos comes just more chaos.

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A Rough Election Night for the Democrats

Why did the party fare so poorly in Tuesday’s closely watched contests?

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Republicans Are Going to Use Dog Whistles. Democrats Can’t Just Ignore Them.

Liberals have to forge an effective counterattack on race.

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Election Day Silver Linings!

Really, it could have been worse.

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Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia’s Election Is a Warning for Democrats

Democrats should take heed. 

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McAuliffe Showed How You Lose Gracefully in Virginia

Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.

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Reeling From Surprise Losses, Democrats Sound the Alarm for 2022

Party officials say the White House and Congress must do more to address the electorate’s deep malaise or risk watching voters lurch back toward the G.O.P. by default.

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How Youngkin Made Use of Trump in His Virginia Win

That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.

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Youngkin’s Virginia Win Wasn’t a Result of the Usual Trends

Glenn Youngkin won by making broad gains over Democrats in every part of the state and, apparently, across every demographic group.

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What Youngkin’s Win in the Virginia Governor Race Means for Democrats

Less than a year after taking power in Washington, the party faces a grim immediate future, struggling to energize voters without a presidential foil and losing messaging wars to Republicans.

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5 Takeaways From the Virginia Governor’s Race

The victory by Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s race delivered a jolt of encouragement for Republicans and a stark warning sign for the Democrats.

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The Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Are in Trouble

The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Virginia, Mayor’s Races and Policing

The Virginia governor’s race will be closely studied for clues about the midterms, and new mayors will be chosen in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Atlanta and more.

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As Youngkin Tries to Finesse Trump, McAuliffe Conjures His Comeback

Barnstorming Virginia, the candidates for governor hammered away at their core arguments. For the Republican: parents’ involvement in schools. For the Democrat: Trump redux.

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Some Politicians We Don’t Love, Some Movies We Do

Election Day and movie night offer different pleasures.

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In the Final Days Before Virginia Votes, Both Sides Claim Momentum

Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe crisscrossed Virginia on the last weekend of what has become an increasingly close race for governor.

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What the Virginia Election Result Will Mean for Democrats and Republicans

Republicans hope to hit on a recipe for renewal, while Democrats worry that a loss could force them to defend seats in blue states next year.

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On Virginia’s Election and a Battle That Has Already Been Lost

Thoughts on the “critical race theory” moral panic.

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Why a Changing Richmond and Its Suburbs Are Key to Virginia’s Vote

The region has been an engine of Democratic victories, but now the party is on defense as Republicans go after swing voters with worries about schools.

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Glenn Youngkin Was a Traditional Republican. Then He Became a Culture Warrior.

As he runs for governor of Virginia, Mr. Youngkin has built a coalition, as one prominent conservative described it, of Trump voters and angry parents.

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In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

The pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.

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Why the Virginia Election Is Freaking Democrats Out

Democrats don’t seem very motivated to vote. 

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Why McAuliffe Isn’t Mentioning Biden in Virginia Governor Race

Terry McAuliffe attacks Trump, but avoids talking about his Democratic ally in the White House — pointing up a vulnerability for the party next Tuesday, and beyond.

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This Election Season, Look Out for Virginia

Off-year elections could come down to a dog’s nose.

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Virginia’s Governor Race Holds Clues for Control of Congress in 2022

The tight governor’s race in Virginia is a proving ground for strategies that could help determine control of Congress next year.

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Why Are All Eyes on the Virginia Governor’s Race?

Both parties are deeply invested in a contest that could reveal much about the state of American politics in the Biden era.

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Glenn Youngkin Talks About Virginia. His Base Talks About Donald Trump.

Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor’s race is a proxy for Mr. Trump’s grievances.

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Terry McAuliffe’s Other Obstacle in Virginia Race: Democrats’ Apathy

Though the state is getting bluer, voters’ exhaustion is imperiling the former governor’s comeback attempt against his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin.

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In Virginia Governor’s Race, National Issues Dominate Ad Wars

In a governor’s race deemed a bellwether for the 2022 midterms, the battle between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin has ignited over national cultural issues.

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How Schools Are Shaping the Virginia Governor’s Race

Virginia Republicans in a tight governor’s race have been staging “Parents Matter” rallies and tapping into conservative anger over mandates and critical race theory.

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Democrats’ Spending Fight Carries High Stakes for Their Candidates

Failure of moderates and progressives to reach a deal would fuel Republican attacks on their competence — with consequences as soon as November in Virginia, and in the midterms next year.

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With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Democrats Hope to Go on Offense

Warning of Texas-style laws nationwide, the party believes it can use the issue to turn out suburban women in the Virginia governor’s race this fall and the 2022 midterms.

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Abortion Arrives at the Center of the American Political Maelstrom

The Supreme Court’s decision not to block a Texas law banning most abortions left Republicans eager to replicate it. Democrats reeled, but sensed a winning issue in coming elections.

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This Election Season, It’s Back to the Voting Booth for Governors and More!

No rest for the citizens.

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How Trump’s Political Legacy Is on the Ballot in the Virginia Governor’s Race

Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat, will try to tie his opponent, Glenn Youngkin, to former President Donald Trump, while Mr. Youngkin will try to sidestep Mr. Trump but not reject him.

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Terry McAuliffe Wins Democratic Nomination for Governor in Virginia

Mr. McAuliffe, who previously served as governor, overcame four rivals, benefiting from the support of the party establishment. His victory set up a general election race against a wealthy Republican, Glenn Youngkin.

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What to Know About Virginia’s Democratic Primaries

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is seeking his old job, and Democrats will square off in races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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We’re Being Trampled by a Candidate Stampede

Welcome to the world of over-Zoomed politics

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In Virginia, a Fight Over the Suburbs in the Governor’s Race

Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate with vast wealth, will deliver a pro-business message intended to win over suburban voters. Democrats plan to portray him as a Trump devotee.

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Glenn Youngkin Declares Victory as G.O.P. Nominee for Virginia Governor

Mr. Youngkin, a wealthy newcomer to politics who walked a line between the Trump base of the G.O.P. and business interests, will look to test Democrats’ strength in the blue-leaning state in November.

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In the Virginia Governor’s Race, Can Anyone Take On Terry McAuliffe?

Once again, the state is shaping up to be a case study in the complexities around the politics of race and power.

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