August 31, 2022 News & Press Releases

ICYMI: Gov. Youngkin to Campaign for Unhinged, Racist Gubernatorial Candidate in Maine

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Richmond, VA – In case you missed it, it was uncovered that once again Governor Youngkin is putting his political aspirations before his duty as governor and will be traveling to Maine to campaign for Paul LePage. While Virginia Democrats continue to work for everyday Virginians, Governor Youngkin will be working to elect an unabashed racist candidate in Maine. 

Sun Journal: Gov. Youngkin’s plan to join gubernatorial candidate in Maine draws heat from Democrats

  • Virginia’s governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin, is under fire from Democrats in the state for his plan to visit Lewiston next week to raise money for Paul LePage’s bid to reclaim Maine’s governorship for the GOP.
  • The possible presidential candidate, who has been traveling widely to share the stage with Republicans, “is once again ignoring his duties as governor to stump for extreme candidates across the country,” Democratic Party of Virginia Spokesperson Gianni Snidle said Monday.
  • “If the GOP thinks sending Gov. Youngkin around the country will help them win the election, they’re dead wrong,” Snidle said. “He’s just another far-right cultural warrior who wears a sweater vest to hide his out-of-touch, outdated views.”
  • Virginia Democrats on Twitter blasted Youngkin online for tying himself to LePage, a man “who has said blatantly racist things” they found in a collection of the former Maine governor’s commentary compiled by the Portland Press Herald.
  • Snidle said LePage is trying this year “to hide his anti-abortion extremism to trick voters” in the same way that Youngkin did last year.
  • “Like Youngkin, LePage is no moderate, and given the chance, he would ban abortion in Maine just like Youngkin is trying to do in Virginia,” Snidle said.
  • Over the weekend, Youngkin campaigned in Michigan for Tudor Dixon, the GOP’s standard-bearer in its quest to unseat Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
  • “Helping extreme Republicans is now the governor’s full-time job,” the Arlington County Democrats in Virginia said in a statement on Twitter.