For Republicans, anemic fund-raising, missteps by Donald J. Trump and weak candidates could stand in the way of bigger statehouse gains in November.
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.
Broad but shallow antiracism talk isn’t enough to hold on to Asian American support.
Loudoun County tried to address racism and promote diversity within its schools. Then it found itself on Fox News.
It took nine days. But Mr. Ciattarelli is expected to acknowledge on Friday that he has lost the race for governor of New Jersey.
The fundamentals for the 2022 midterms are usually not in the favor of the party in the White House.
The country’s education debate isn’t made up.
The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.
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.”
Out of chaos comes just more chaos.
Why did the party fare so poorly in Tuesday’s closely watched contests?
Liberals have to forge an effective counterattack on race.
Really, it could have been worse.
Democrats should take heed.
Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.
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.
That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.
Glenn Youngkin won by making broad gains over Democrats in every part of the state and, apparently, across every demographic group.
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.
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.
The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.
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.
Barnstorming Virginia, the candidates for governor hammered away at their core arguments. For the Republican: parents’ involvement in schools. For the Democrat: Trump redux.
Election Day and movie night offer different pleasures.
Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe crisscrossed Virginia on the last weekend of what has become an increasingly close race for governor.
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.
Thoughts on the “critical race theory” moral panic.
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.
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.
The pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.
Democrats don’t seem very motivated to vote.
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.
Off-year elections could come down to a dog’s nose.
The tight governor’s race in Virginia is a proving ground for strategies that could help determine control of Congress next year.
Both parties are deeply invested in a contest that could reveal much about the state of American politics in the Biden era.
Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor’s race is a proxy for Mr. Trump’s grievances.
Though the state is getting bluer, voters’ exhaustion is imperiling the former governor’s comeback attempt against his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No rest for the citizens.
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.
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.
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is seeking his old job, and Democrats will square off in races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.
Welcome to the world of over-Zoomed politics
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.
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.
Once again, the state is shaping up to be a case study in the complexities around the politics of race and power.