Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R.-VA), according to Politico, is expected to stump for republican gubernatorial nominee in Arizona Kari Lake as he apparently continues to get his name out in the press for a potential presidential run in 2024.
“Youngkin’s willingness to champion Kari Lake has delighted some Trump supporters but disappointed the governor’s moderate fans, who either overlooked his dalliance with deniers or expected him to break it off once elected” https://t.co/02LvwBJ06M
— Josh Kraushaar (@JoshKraushaar) September 29, 2022
Lake and democratic nominee Katie Hobbs are neck-and-neck with the midterm elections just weeks away and Lake seems to be carrying most of the momentum.
Youngkin’s stop in Arizona is part of a larger campaign tour that has many republicans believing he will run for president in 2024. Youngkin has already spent time in Nevada, one of the early polling states, as well as Michigan where republicans hope to gain a couple of seats in the midterm. He also has a trip planned to Kansas later this week.
When Youngkin became Virginia’s governor, it was a surprise to many who believed that democrats had a stronghold on the state. Trailing by a couple of points with about two months left, Youngkin never gave up and rode his education policies to the first republican gubernatorial victory in Virginia since 2010.
Now Youngkin is a “rising star” in the GOP and he is in high demand, but the people that he campaigns for also shows a little about what he believes.
Kari Lake is a known “election denier” as democrats would call her, and she has not hidden the fact that she believes the 2020 election was stolen.
Just days before stumping for Lake, Youngkin was in Georgia campaigning for incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp, a man who famously resisted pressure to overturn the election.
While many in the press look at this as Youngkin not standing up for what he believes, they are not looking at the big picture.
Many democratic politicians and those in the media believe that questioning the results of the 2020 election is the seminal issue in politics right now. To the average American, the people who will vote in the midterms, nothing could be further from the truth.
Youngkin can disagree with either Kemp or Lake on the election and still campaign for both of them. Most American voters are more concerned with inflation, border security, education, and a host of other issues than they are about whether or not a politician believes the 2020 election could have been handled better.