A former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is arguing that Virginia will be “the first major electoral blow” to President Trump and will begin the resistance against the new administration.
“The Virginia governor’s race is the first real chance that our democracy gets to weigh in and the voters get to speak. And when voters speak in Virginia’s governor’s races, it matters,” Jesse Ferguson wrote in an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Ferguson pointed to Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-Va.) 2005 victory in the state’s governor’s race as an example, calling it “the first political wound to the Bush administration.”
Virginia will have several elections this year, including for lieutenant governor and attorney general in addition to its governor’s race.
Ferguson said Virginia’s diverse population could provide “a good representation” of what may come in the 2018 midterm elections throughout the country.