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Youngkin stumps for pro-Trump candidates, dismisses presidential run

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Less than a year into his term as Virginia’s governor, Glenn Youngkin has stumped for several politicians nationwide. Several of the candidates have been pro-Trump nominees for governor, including Joe Lombardo, Tudor Dixon and Kari Lake.

Youngkin has avoided embracing former President Donald Trump himself, but he has continued to support those who do. That strategy helped him secure the governor’s office and maintain support from a spectrum of Republican voters.

As governor, Youngkin has prioritized a major cultural controversy. In September, he pushed for parental rights in the classroom with his policy for public schools when it comes to transgender students. It requires schools to refer to a student’s biological sex unless they have parental permission to do otherwise.

Virginia limits its governors to a single term, so Youngkin will need to consider next steps for his career. His meetings with deep-pocketed donors for the GOP have sparked rumors of a presidential run. When asked about the possibility, Youngkin denied it.

“Well, my ambitions right now are to be the best governor that I possibly can in Virginia,” he said on Fox News. “And we’ve had a great first 8 months.”

LONGWORTH: HE STUMPED FOR JOE LOMBARDO IN NEVADA, TUDOR DIXON IN MICHIGAN, AND KARI LAKE IN ARIZONA.

ALL REPUBLICAN NOMINEES FOR GOVERNOR. ALL WITH TRUMP ENDORSEMENTS.

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR GLENN YOUNGKIN IS CAMPAIGNING FOR THEM AFTER LESS THAN A YEAR IN HIS OWN OFFICE.

HIS PUSH FOR POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT ON THE NATIONAL STAGE MAKES GLENN YOUNGKIN JUST ONE NAME YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY.

HE HAS AVOIDED EMBRACING FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHILE STILL BACKING THOSE WHO DO.

THAT WAY, HE KEEPS A SPECTRUM OF REPUBLICAN VOTERS.

IT’S A DANCE OF MODERATION THAT’S WORKED OUT FOR HIM SO FAR, GETTING HIM ELECTED AS GOVERNOR IN 2021.

IN THAT SEAT, YOUNGKIN HAS PRIORITIZED A MAJOR CULTURAL CONTROVERSY.

IN SEPTEMBER, HE PUSHED FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH

HIS POLICY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSGENDER STUDENTS.

IT REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO REFER TO THE STUDENT’S BIOLOGICAL SEX UNLESS THEY HAVE PARENTAL PERMISSION TO DO OTHERWISE.

YOUNGKIN’S LIMITED TO ONE TERM AS GOVERNOR, SO HE *HAS TO* THINK ABOUT NEXT STEPS.

MEETINGS WITH DEEP-POCKETED DONORS FOR THE GOP HAVE SPARKED RUMORS OF A PRESIDENTIAL RUN.

YOUNGKIN: “WELL, MY AMBITIONS RIGHT NOW ARE TO BE THE BEST GOVERNOR THAT I POSSIBLY CAN IN VIRGINIA. AND WE’VE HAD A GREAT FIRST 8 MONTHS.”

LONGWORTH: WHILE HE SAYS HIS FOCUS IS ON VIRGINIA, HIS ACTIONS MAY INDICATE OTHERWISE.

GLENN YOUNGKIN JUST ONE NAME YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Less than a year into his term as Virginia’s governor, Glenn Youngkin has stumped for several politicians nationwide. Several of the candidates have been pro-Trump nominees for governor, including Joe Lombardo, Tudor Dixon and Kari Lake.

Youngkin has avoided embracing former President Donald Trump himself, but he has continued to support those who do. That strategy helped him secure the governor’s office and maintain support from a spectrum of Republican voters.

As governor, Youngkin has prioritized a major cultural controversy. In September, he pushed for parental rights in the classroom with his policy for public schools when it comes to transgender students. It requires schools to refer to a student’s biological sex unless they have parental permission to do otherwise.

Virginia limits its governors to a single term, so Youngkin will need to consider next steps for his career. His meetings with deep-pocketed donors for the GOP have sparked rumors of a presidential run. When asked about the possibility, Youngkin denied it.

“Well, my ambitions right now are to be the best governor that I possibly can in Virginia,” he said on Fox News. “And we’ve had a great first 8 months.”

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