RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Democrats in the Commonwealth do not select their candidate for governor until a primary on June 8, but the newly-selected Republican candidate is already targeting an apparent opponent.
Republicans selected longtime businessman Glenn Youngkin as their candidate this weekend.
Now, Youngkin is campaigning with former Governor and current candidate Terry McAuliffe in mind as the potential Democratic candidate.
In a Wednesday interview, Youngkin told WFXR News, “We keep electing people into these positions who have never run anything in their life. Terry McAuliffe is a career politician. He was trained by the Clintons. This is all he has ever done and to expect him to be able to make decisions about great strategic directions for Virginia is like asking a cat to bark like a dog.”
McAuliffe said in a release, “Virginians deserve a governor who will continue to build on the incredible progress our Commonwealth has made over the past eight years. We can’t let an extreme Republican like Glenn Youngkin take us back. I’ve beaten extreme Republicans like Glenn before, and I’m ready to do it again.”