The elections next year in Virginia will be laced with racial overtones not witnessed in recent times.
The top contenders for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General leading into the year were African Americans, women being in that number.
The current Governor and Attorney General were faced with “blackface”
exposure. The Lt. Governor is involved with litigation to prove that allegations of sexual misconduct are not true. He alleges that the former governor who called for his resignation minutes after the public allegations, was a part of an effort to discredit him, thereby paving the way for his reentry, and run for governor.
The current Governor cannot succeed himself. The Attorney General has abandoned plans to run for Governor and seeks re-election.
The former Governor has officially announced plans to run again.
All of these persons are Democrats.
This ill bespeaks of the unity required to be the best chance for success.
There are obviously things going on that the people don’t know.